1. Data Privacy Overview
Data recording on our website
Who is responsible for recording data on this website?
The website operator processes the data on this website. You can find this party’s contact information in this website’s imprint.
How do we record your data?
We record your data when you provide it to us, for one thing. One example is data that you enter in the contact form. Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data is primarily of a technical nature (e.g., Internet browser, operating system, or the time the website was called up). This data is automatically recorded as soon as you visit our website.
What do we use your data for?
We collect some of the data to guarantee that the website is displayed without errors. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have concerning your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data for free. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have granted your consent to data processing, you may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. Additionally, under certain circumstances, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. Furthermore, you have the right to appeal to the responsible supervisory authorities.
You may contact us regarding this issue and others concerning data privacy at any time at the address specified in the imprint.
2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data recorded on this website is stored on this hoster’s servers. This data may include, in particular, IP addresses, contact requests, meta- and communication data, contract data, contact data, names, accesses to websites, and other data generated via a website.
We use this hoster for purposes of fulfilling contracts with our potential customers (Art. 6 Para. 1 b of the GDPR) and in the interests of provisioning our website more securely, quickly, and efficiently through a professional provider (Art. 6 Para. 1 f of the GDPR).
Our hoster will process your data only insofar as this is necessary to fulfill its service obligations and will follow our instructions concerning this data.
Conclusion of an order processing contract
To guarantee processing that conforms with data privacy legislation, we have concluded an order processing contract with our hoster.
3. General Information and Mandatory Information
If you use this website, we will collect various personal data. Personal data is data that can be used to personally identify you. This data privacy statement explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how we do so and for what purpose.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., during email communication) may involve security gaps. It is not possible to completely prevent data from being accessed by third parties.
Information about the responsible party
The party responsible for processing the data on this website is
Phone: +49 2572 80084-20
The responsible party is the natural or legal person that makes decisions regarding the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, and similar data) alone or together with other parties.
Legally prescribed data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company, who can be contacted as follows:
Phone: +49 7231 9797-64
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing procedures are possible only with your express consent. You may revoke consent you have already granted at any time. To do so, simply send us an informal notification of your wish by email. The lawfulness of the data processing performed until the time of your revocation shall remain unaffected by the revocation.
Right to objection against data collection in special cases and direct advertising (Art. 21 of the GDPR)
If your personal data is processed for purposes of carrying out direct advertising, you have the right to file an objection to the processing of your respective personal data for purposes of this advertising at any time; this also applies to profiling associated with such direct advertising. Should you object, your personal data shall subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Para. 2 of the GDPR).
Right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authorities
In the event of violations against the GDPR, the party concerned shall have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, especially in the member state of their habitual residence, their place of employment, or the location where the alleged violation took place. The right of appeal shall exist, regardless of other administrative or court remedies.
Right to data portability
You have the right to request that data we automatically process based on your consent or when fulfilling a contract be issued to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. Should you request direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this shall take place only to the extent technically possible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and in order to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you submit to us as the website operator. You can recognize encrypted connections because their address line in the browser switches from “http://” to “https://”, and a lock symbol appears in your browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, no third parties can read the data you transfer to us.
Information, deletion, and correction
In the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to receive free information about the personal data stored concerning you, its origin, and recipients, as well as the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, the right to the correction, blocking, or deletion of this data at all times. You may contact us regarding this issue and others concerning personal data at any time at the address specified in the imprint.
Right to restricted processing
You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
You may contact us regarding this issue at any time at the address specified in the imprint. The right to restricted processing shall exist in the following cases:
- Should you contest the accuracy of the personal data we have stored, we generally require some time to examine the matter. You shall have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted during this examination.
- Should the processing of your personal data have taken place or take place illicitly, you may request data processing restriction instead of deletion.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend, or assert legal claims, you shall have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its deletion.
- If you have filed an objection according to Art. 21 Para. 1 of the GDPR, your interests and our interests shall be weighed. Until a decision has been reached concerning the prevailing interests, you shall have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – apart from its storage – may be processed only with your consent or to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims; to protect the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a member state.
4. Data Recording on our Website
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in what are referred to as server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. They are the following:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time and server request
- IP address
This data is not combined with other sources of data.
This data is recorded based on Art. 6 Para. 1 f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically flawless display and optimization of their website. Log server files must be recorded for this reason.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your data from the inquiry form including the contact data you provided there will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of any follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR if your inquiry is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquires addressed to us (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR) or with your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) if this has been requested; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed the processing of your inquiry). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
Inquiries by email, telephone, or fax
If you contact us by email, telephone, or fax, we shall store and process your inquiry, including all personal data issuing from it (name, inquiry) so we can process your request. We shall not pass on this data without your consent.
We shall process this data based on Art. 6 Para. 1 b of the GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary for performing pre-contractual measures. In all remaining cases, processing shall take place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 a of the GDPR) and/or on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 f of the GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in effectively processing the inquiries addressed to us.
We shall retain the data you transmit to us through contact inquiries until you request its deletion, you revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for storing the data lapses (e.g., after we have finished processing your request). Mandatory legal provisions – especially legal storage periods – shall remain unaffected by this.
Use of SalesViewer® technology
This website uses SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of the website operator’s legitimate interests (Section 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR) in order to collect and save data on marketing, market research and optimisation purposes.
The data stored by Salesviewer will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them.
The data recording and storage can be repealed at any time with immediate effect for the future, by clicking on https://www.salesviewer.com/opt-out in order to prevent SalesViewer® from recording your data. In this case, an opt-out cookie for this website is saved on your device. If you delete the cookies in the browser, you will need to click on this link again.
5. Analytic Tools and Advertisements
This website uses the open-course web analytics service Matomo.
Matomo helps us collect and analyze data about how visitors use our website, such as when they visit which pages and what region they are in. We also collect various log files (IP address, referrer, browser, and operating system used, etc.) and can see when visitors to our website perform certain actions (clicks, purchases, etc.).
The legal basis for the use of this analytical tool is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The owner of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both our website and our advertising. Provided the appropriate consent is requested, the exclusive legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar as consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user's terminal (e.g., device fingerprinting) as defined in the TTDSG. Consent can be withdrawn at any time.
We employ IP anonymization in our analytics with Matomo. This means your IP address is truncated before analytics are performed so that you can no longer be clearly located.
We host Matomo on our own servers only, meaning all analytics data stays with us and is not disclosed to others.
6. Own Services
Handling applicant data
We offer you the opportunity to apply to work with us (e.g., by email or using conventional mail or our online application form). The following text informs you about the extent, purpose, and usage of the personal data that we collect from you during the application process. We guarantee that the collection, processing, and usage of your data is performed in accordance with the applicable data privacy legislation and all other legal provisions and that we treat your data strictly confidentially.
Scope and purpose of data collection
If you send us an application, we process your personal data related to this application (e.g., contact and communication data, application documents, notes taken during interviews, etc.) to the extent required to reach a decision regarding the formation of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is § 26 of the new BDSG [Federal Data Protection Act] pursuant to German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 Para. 1 b of the GDPR (general contract initiation) and – if you have granted your consent – Art. 6 Para. 1 a of the GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. We shall transmit your personal data only to persons within our company who are involved in processing your application.
If your application is successful, we shall store the data you submitted based on § 26 of the new BSDC and Art. 6 Para. 1 b of the GDPR in order to establish the employment relationship.
Storage period for data
If we are unable to offer you a position, if you reject a job offer, or if you withdraw your application, we reserve the right to store the data you have transmitted to us for up to six months after the termination of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the application) based on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 f of the GDPR). After that time, we will delete the data and destroy the physical application. In particular, storage serves verification purposes in the event of a legal dispute. If it is foreseeable that the data will be required after the expiration of the 6-month period (e.g., owing to an imminent or pending legal dispute), this data will be deleted only after the purpose for its continued storage has ceased to exist.
Additionally, storage may be prolonged if you have granted your consent to this (Art. 6 Para. 1 a of the GDPR) or if legal storage obligations speak against deletion.
Inclusion in the applicant pool
If we are unable to offer you a position, we may be able to include you in our applicant pool. If you are included in this pool, we will transfer all documents and information from your application to the applicant pool so we can contact you in the event of appropriate vacancies.
Inclusion in the applicant pool takes place only if you have expressly granted consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 a of the GDPR). Your consent is granted on a voluntary basis, and it bears no relation to ongoing application procedures. The party in question may revoke its consent at all times. In this instance, the data from the applicant pool is irrecoverably deleted, provided no legal reasons for storage exist.
The data from the applicant pool will be irrecoverably deleted no later than two years after consent has been granted.