Contact with us
Whenever you contact us by using the contact form on the website or via e-mail, the data that you provide is stored by us for six months for the purpose of processing your inquiry and any follow-up questions. We do not pass on these data without your consent.
On our website, we use so-called cookies in order to recognise multiple usages of our website by the same user/owner of the Internet connection. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser saves and stores on your computer. They serve the purpose of optimising our Internet site and our services and products. This often entails creating so-called "session cookies" which are deleted after your visit ends. However, sometimes these cookies emit information in order to automatically recognise you again later. This recognition is performed based upon the IP address stored in the cookies. The information obtained in this manner serves the purpose of optimising our services and products and enabling you easier access to our website. You can prevent the installation of these cookies by adjusting your browser's settings; however, we wish to point out that, if you do this, you may not be able to fully make use of all functions of our website.
For technical reasons, the following data, among other kinds of data, are collected (in so-called server log files) which your Internet browser transmits to us and/or our web space provider:
- Browser type and browser version
- Your operating system
- Website from which you visit us (referrer URL)
- Website that you are visiting
- Date and time of day of your access
- Your Internet protocol (IP) address.
These anonymous data are stored separately from any personal data that you have provided and thus allow no attributions to be made to a specific person. They are evaluated for statistical purposes in order to be able to optimise our Internet site and our services and products.
On our website, we offer you the option of subscribing to our newsletter. Via this newsletter, we notify you in regular intervals of our services and products. You must submit a valid e-mail address in order to receive our newsletter. We will check your e-mail address to verify whether you are actually the owner of the e-mail address that you have provided and/or that its owner is authorised to receive the newsletter. When you register for our newsletter, we save your IP address and the date as well as the time of day of your registration. This serves the purpose of our preventing a third party from misusing your e-mail address and subscribing to our newsletter without your knowledge. We do not collect additional data. The data collected in this manner is used exclusively for subscribing to our newsletter. To this end, we transfer your data (name, e-mail address, country) to our service provider..Naturally, the service provider is forbidden from disseminating your stored data to third parties without your consent or using your data for other purposes or selling them to third parties. A reconciliation of the data collected in this manner with data that may have been collected by other components of our website is likewise not carried out. You may cancel your subscription to this newsletter at any time. Please send your cancellation notification to the following e-mail address: email@example.com. Naturally, each newsletter also contains a cancellation link. If you cancel the newsletter, we delete all your data related to your newsletter subscription. You can find additional details on this subject in the confirmation e-mail as well as in each individual newsletter.
Usage of Google Analytics with an IP anonymisation function
On our website, we rely on Google Analytics, a web analysis service from the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 United States, hereafter also referred to as “Google”. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” – text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your usage of the website. The information generated by these cookies – e.g. time, place and frequency of your website visit, along with your IP address – is transferred to Google in the US and stored there. On our website, we use Google Analytics with an IP anonymisation function. If you use our website within the member countries of the European Union or in other states that are parties to the European Economic Area Convention, your IP address is shortened and thus anonymised by Google. Google uses this information in order to evaluate your usage of our website, in order to compile reports about website activity for internal purposes, and in order to render additional services associated with the usage of the website and of the Internet. As required, Google also transfers this information to third parties insofar as this has been prescribed by law or insofar as third parties process these data on Google’s behalf. Google asserts that it in no way associates your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser’s settings; however, we wish to point out that, if you do this, you may not be able to fully make use of all functions of our website. Moreover, for the most popular browsers, Google offers a deactivation option that provides you with more control over which data are collected and processed by Google. If you should activate this option, no information regarding your website visit is transferred to Google Analytics. However, the activation of this option does not prevent information from being transferred to us or to any other web analysis services that we commission. For additional information regarding the deactivation option provided by Google as well as regarding the activation of this option, click on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Usage of Google Maps
On our website, we rely on the "Google Maps" service offered by the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 United States, hereafter also referred to as "Google". Each time the components of Google Maps are used, Google places a cookie in order to process the user's settings and the user's data while the user uses the website into which the Google Maps service has been integrated. As a rule, this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but rather expires after a certain period of time insofar as you have not manually deleted it beforehand. If you are not in agreement with this processing of your data, then the option exists to deactivate the Google Maps service and, in this manner, to prevent the transfer of data to Google. In order to do this, you must deactivate the Java Script function on your browser. However, we wish to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to use the Google Maps service or you may only be able to use it in a restricted fashion. The usage of Google Maps and the information obtained via Google Maps is undertaken in accordance with Google's Usage Terms and Conditions https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en&gl=de as well as the Supplemental Business Terms and Conditions for Google Maps https://www.google.com/intl/en/help/terms_maps.html
Usage of reCAPTCHA
In order to protect the input forms on our website, we utilise the "reCAPTCHA" service from the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 United States, hereafter also referred to as "Google". With this service, we can differentiate between information that has been entered into a form by a human and information that has been entered by an automated machine. The use of automated information entry constitutes misuse. To the best of our knowledge, the referrer URL, the IP address, the behaviour of website visitors, information about the operating system, browser and length of the visit, cookies, display instructions and scripts, the inputting behaviour of the user as well as the mouse movements in the reCAPTCHA checkbox area are transmitted to Google. Google uses the information obtained in this manner in order to, among other things, digitise books and other printed products as well as to optimise services such as Google Street View and Google Maps (e.g. house numbers and street name identification). The IP address transferred by reCAPTCHA is not commingled with other data by Google unless you are logged-in to your Google account at the time when you are using the reCAPTCHA plug-in. If you want to prevent this transfer and storage of data by Google about you and your behaviour on our website, you must log out of Google before you visit our website and/or use the reCAPTCHA plug-in. The information obtained via the reCAPTCHA service is used in accordance with Google's Usage Terms and Conditions: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Usage of YouTube components with expanded data protection mode
On our website, we utilise components (videos) from the company YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, United States, a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. Here we use the option provided by YouTube called "expanded data protection mode". If you visit a webpage that has an embedded video, a connection is created to the YouTube servers and a notification is made to your browser to display the content on the Internet site. In accordance with the information provided by YouTube, in the expanded data protection mode, data are only transferred to the YouTube server - particularly regarding which of our Internet sites you have visited - if you watch the video. If you are logged-in to YouTube at the same time, this information is allocated to your own YouTube account. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account before visiting our website. For additional information from Google regarding YouTube's data protection, click on the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de
Usage of Google AdWords
Publication of job announcements / online job applications
Your application data is electronically collected and processed by us in order to carry out the application process. If, based upon your application, an employment agreement is subsequently concluded, then your transferred data is stored by us in your personnel folder for the purpose of the customary organisational and administrative processes subject to the fulfilment of the valid legal directives. If your job application is rejected, the deletion of the data that you have provided is automatically undertaken two months after we have informed you that your job application has been rejected. This will not occur however if, owing to the statutory requirements (e.g. the documentation obligation in accordance with the General Equal Opportunity Act), a longer storage timeframe is required or if you have expressly approved a longer storage timeframe in our prospective customer database.
In principle, you have the rights to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data transferability, revocation and objection. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your rights under data protection law have otherwise been violated, you may lodge a complaint with the competent government supervisory authority
You can reach our Data Protection Coordinators at:
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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