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Privacy Policy

We are pleased that you are interested in our company. Protecting your privacy has been given particularly high priority by the management of Meelogic Consulting AG. The websites operated by Meelogic Consulting AG can, in principle, be used without specifying any personal data. If a person this affects wishes to make use of particular services offered by our company by means of our website, then it may, however, be necessary to process personal data. If processing personal data is necessary, and if there is no legal basis for the type of data processing concerned, then we will generally seek the consent of the person concerned.
All personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of the person concerned is consistently processed in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in compliance with the country-specific data protection laws that apply for Meelogic Consulting AG. Our company’s privacy policy aims to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data that we collect, use and process. Furthermore, this privacy policy informs the persons this affects about the rights that they are entitled to.
Meelogic Consulting AG has, as the controller responsible for processing, implemented numerous technical and organisational measured in order to ensure protection that is as consistent as possible for the personal data processed using this website. However, Internet-based data transmission can, by principle, exhibit security flaws, meaning that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. This is the reason why every person affected is free to choose to send personal data to us by means of alternative paths, for example by telephone.

Name and address of the controller

The controller, or authority responsible, under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws valid in the member states of the European Union, and other provisions with implications for data protection laws, is:
Meelogic Consulting AG
Stralauer Allee 2C
10245 Berlin
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)30 4004 1934
Email:
Website: www.meelogic.com

Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:
Reinhard Melzer
Meelogic Consulting AG
Stralauer Allee 2C
10245 Berlin
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)30 4004 1934
Email:
Website: www.meelogic.com
Every person this affects can consult our data protection officer at any time with all questions and suggestions in relation to data protection.

Data privacy

The regular use of this website is possible without the need to specify personal data. Should, however, personal data like this be collected on this website, then this constitutes a voluntary specification of data by the user. No personal data will be forwarded to third parties as long as the user has not given their explicit agreement.
If personal data are collected on our websites, then this data will be only ever be collected within the framework determined by the data protection law of the Federal Republic of Germany. If personal data are collected, the type, scope and the purpose of collection and use of personal data can be found in this privacy policy.
Please observe that despite great diligence, Internet-based data transmission always involves risks due to security flaws. Full protection of data is therefore not possible.

Data transmission

In the event that you access our websites, data are automatically transmitted from your browser to our webserver. The object of this transmission is anonymised access data with no reference to specific persons, such as the date and time, type of browser, quantity and type of data retrieved or your IP address. These data are saved separately from any other data collected over the course of your use of our websites. These data cannot be used to identify a specific person. These data are only collected to keep records of user behaviour and for statistical purposes. After a corresponding evaluation, deletion of the data is initiated.

Cookies

For purposes of quality assurance and enhancing the functional scope of our web-based services, we use cookies on our websites. Cookies are text files that are saved to the computer used by the user. We only use this information to improve our websites.
You can prevent cookies from being saved to your computer by our website by making a corresponding setting in the Internet browser being used, and thereby permanently prevent cookies from being saved. Furthermore, any cookies already saved can be deleted at any time by means of an Internet browser or other software programs. This option is provided by all standard Internet browsers. Details of this can be found using the Help function provided by your Internet browser. We would, however, like to advise you that we cannot exclude the possibility that this will prevent the use, or full use, of a number of functions of our Internet services.
Furthermore, you also have the option of objecting to cookies being saved here.

Collection of general data and information

The website maintained by Meelogic Consulting AG collects a series of general data and information every time the website is accessed by a person this affects, or an automated system. These general data and this information are saved in the log files on the server. The following can be collected: (1) the browser type and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the system used for access, (3) the website from which the system accesses our website (so-called referring website), (4) the subpages on our website that are accessed by the system accessing our website, (5) the date and time of accessing the website, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the system accessing our website and (8) other similar data and information that can be used to avert a hazard in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
Meelogic Consulting AG will draw no conclusions about the person concerned when using these general data and this information. Instead, this information is required to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimise the contents of our website and the advertisements for it, (3) to guarantee the ongoing functionality of our information technology systems and the technology used for our website and (4) to provide the law enforcement authorities with the necessary information in the event of a cyberattack. These data and this information, which is collected anonymously, are therefore evaluated statistically by Meelogic Consulting AG, in order to ultimately ensure an optimal security level for the personal data processed by us in addition to the objective of increasing data protection and data security in our company. The anonymous data in the server log files are saved separately from all personal data specified by a person this affects.

Contact options provided by the website

Due to legal regulations, the website maintained by Meelogic Consulting AG contains information that allows contact to be made with our company quickly and by electronic means, as well as allowing immediate communication with us, which also encompasses a general address used for so-called electronic post (e-mail address). If a person this affects makes contact with the controller by e-mail or using a contact form, then the personal data sent by the person concerned are automatically saved. Personal data like this which are transmitted voluntarily to the controller by a person this affects are saved for purposes of processing or making contact with the person concerned. These personal data will not be forwarded to third parties.

Routine deletion or blocking of personal data

The controller processes and saves the personal data of the person concerned only for the period required to achieve the purpose for which it was saved, or for the period specified by European regulatory authorities, or another legislative authority in the laws or provisions that apply for the person responsible for processing.
If the purpose for which the data were saved no longer applies, or if a storage period specified by the European regulatory authorities or another responsible legislative authority expires, then the personal data are routinely disabled or deleted in accordance with the legal regulations.

Rights of the person this affects

a) Right to confirmation

European regulatory authorities have granted every person this affects the right to demand a confirmation from the controller stating whether any personal data concerned have been processed. If a person this affects wishes to make use of this right to confirmation, then they can consult an employee of the controller in this matter at any time.

b) Right to information

European regulatory authorities have granted every person affected by processing of personal data the right to obtain information about the personal data saved about their person by the controller without charge, and to obtain a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European regulatory authorities have granted the person this affects the right to information about the following:

  • The processing purposes
  • The category of personal data that are being processed
  • The recipient or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been revealed or are yet to be revealed, in particular for recipients in third countries or at international organisations
  • If possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be saved or, if this is not possible, the criteria used for defining this duration
  • The existence of a right to correction or deletion of the personal data concerned, or to limit processing by the controller or the existence of a right to object to any such processing
  • The existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
  • If the personal data were not collected from the person this affects: All information available about the origins of the data
  • The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22, Paragraphs 1 and 4 of the GDPR and – at least in these cases – conclusive information about the logic involved and the ramifications and intended effects of processing like this for the person this affects.

Furthermore, the person this affects has a right to information about whether personal data were transmitted to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, then the person this affects otherwise has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in relation to transmission.
If a person this affects wishes to make use of this right to information, then they can consult an employee of the controller in this matter at any time.

c) Right to correction

The European regulatory authorities have granted every person affected by the processing of personal data the right to demand immediate correction of any incorrect personal data that affects them. Furthermore, the person affected has the right, allowing for the purposes of the processing, to demand the completion of any incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration.
If a person this affects wishes to make use of this right to correction, then they can consult an employee of the controller in this matter at any time.

d) Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)

The European regulatory authorities have granted every person affected by the processing of personal data the right to demand from the authority responsible the immediate deletion of the personal data affected, as long as one of the following reasons applies and as long as processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data were collected for such purposes or were processed in another way for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The person affected revokes their consent, on which the processing is based in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point (a) of the GDPR, or Article 9, Paragraph 2, Point (a) of the GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for processing.
  • The person affected files an objection to processing in accordance with Article 21, Paragraph 1 of the GDPR, and there are no other overriding reasons justifying processing, or the person affected files an objection to processing in accordance with Article 21, Paragraph 2 of the GDPR.
  • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of the personal data is necessary to satisfy a legal obligation under European Union law, or the law of the member states which the person responsible is subject to.
  • The personal data were collected in relation to the services offered by the information society in accordance with Article 8, Paragraph 1 of the GDPR.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies and a person this affects would like to have the personal data saved at Meelogic Consulting AG deleted, then this person can consult an employee of the controller at any time. The employee of Meelogic Consulting AG will have the request for deletion complied with, with immediate effect.
If the personal data were made public by Meelogic Consulting AG and if our company is, as the authority responsible for deletion of personal data under Article 17, Paragraph 1 of the GDPR, obliged to do so, then Meelogic Consulting AG will take appropriate measures, including technical ones, that make allowance for the technology available and the costs of implementation, to inform other authorities responsible for data processing and which process the personal data that were made public that the person this affects has demanded from the other authority responsible for data processing that all links to these personal data, or copies or replications of these personal data be deleted when processing is not necessary. The employee of Meelogic Consulting AG will have the necessary steps taken in individual cases.

e) Right to have processing limited

The European regulatory authorities have granted every person affected by the processing of personal data the right to demand from the authority responsible that processing be limited when one of the following prerequisites applies:

  • The correctness of the personal data is disputed by the person affected, and this for a period which allows the authority responsible to examine the correctness of the personal data.
  • Processing is unlawful, the person affected does not consent to deletion of the personal data and instead demands that use of the personal data be limited.
  • The authority responsible no longer requires the personal data for the purposes of processing, however the person affected requires them for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
  • The person affected has submitted an objection to processing in accordance with Article 21, Paragraph 1 of the GDPR and it is still undecided whether the legitimate grounds of the authority responsible outweigh those of the person affected.

If one of the aforementioned prerequisites applies and a person affected would like to demand that the use of personal data saved at Meelogic Consulting AG be limited, then this person can consult an employee of the controller at any time. The employee of Meelogic Consulting AG will ensure processing is limited.

f) Right to data portability

The European regulatory authorities have granted every person affected by the processing of personal data the right to demand from the authority responsible that they receive the personal data concerned and which were provided to a responsible authority by the person this affects in a structured, standard and machine-readable format. The person also has the right to send these data to another responsible authority without hindrance by the responsible authority to which the personal data were provided as long as processing is based on consent in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point (a) of the GDPR, or Article 9, Paragraph 2, Point (a) of the GDPR, or on a contract in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point (b) of the GDPR, and processing is carried out using automated processes when processing is not necessary for performing a task that is in the public interest or occurs when exercising official authority, which was assigned to the authority responsible.
Furthermore, when exercising their right to data portability in accordance with Article 20, Paragraph 1 of the GDPR, the person this affects has the right to have the personal data sent directly by one authority responsible to another responsible authority as far is this is technically feasible and as long as the rights and freedoms of other persons are not violated.
The person this affects can consult an employee of Meelogic Consulting AG at any time to assert the right to data portability.

g) Right to objection

The European regulatory authorities have granted every person affected by the processing of personal data the right to demand from the authority responsible, for reasons resulting from their specific situation, to submit an objection to the processing of personal data concerning their person which is carried out under Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point (e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies for any profiling based on these provisions.
Meelogic Consulting AG will no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we are able to demonstrate compelling and legitimate reasons for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person affected, or processing is used for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
If Meelogic Consulting AG processes personal data for direct advertising, then the person this affects has the right to submit an objection to processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertisements at any time. This also applies for profiling when it is directly related to direct advertising like this. If the person this affects files an objection with Meelogic Consulting AG to processing for purposes of direct advertising, then Meelogic Consulting AG will no longer process the personal data for this purpose.
Furthermore, the person this affects has the right, for reasons resulting from their specific situation, to file an objection to the processing of the personal data concerned which is carried out at Meelogic Consulting AG for purposes of scientific or historical research, or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89, Paragraph 1 of the GDPR, unless this processing is necessary to satisfy a task that is in public interest.
The person affected can consult an employee of Meelogic Consulting AG, or another employee, directly at any time to assert the right to objection. Furthermore, the person this affects is free to exercise their right to objection by means of an automated process in relation to the use of services by the information society for which technical specifications are used, regardless of the Directive 2002/58/EC.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling

The European regulatory authorities have granted every person affected by the processing of personal data the right to demand from the authority responsible to not be exclusively subject to a decision based on automated processing – including profiling – which produces a legal effect or has a considerable adverse effect on them as long as the decision (1) is not necessary for concluding or performance of a contract between the person affected and the authority responsible, or (2) is permitted on the basis of legal provisions valid in the European Union of the member states to which the responsible authority is subject and these legal provisions include appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms, and the legitimate interests of the person affected, or (3) is made with the explicit consent of the person affected.
If the decision (1) is necessary for concluding or performance of a contract between the person this affects and the responsible authority or (2) is made with the explicit consent of the person this affects, then Meelogic Consulting AG will take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms, and the legitimate interests of the person affected, which, at the least, include the right to have a person intervene on part of the authority responsible, to explain one’s own point of view and to dispute the decision.
If the person affected wishes to assert rights relating to automated decisions, then they can consult an employee of the controller in this matter at any time.

i) Right to revoke consent to privacy policies

The European regulatory authorities have granted every person affected by the processing of personal data the right to revoke consent to processing of personal data at any time.
If the person affected wishes to assert their right to revoke consent, then they can consult an employee of the controller in this matter at any time.

Usage data

When necessary, we collect and use so-called usage data from you. This is personal data that allow utilisation of our Internet services and invoicing. This involves collecting data which include both time-based criteria for your use of our services, as well as the extent of usage and your identifying features.
We would like to advise you that we are permitted to generate usage profiles, i.e. data compiled about the course of visits to our websites for advertising purposes, for market research purposes and for structuring our Internet services. These usage profiles do not reveal any information about your person, and will not be combined with any other data we have collected, ensuring that personal identification cannot occur by combining different data. You have the right to object to this type of use of your data at any time.

Changes to the privacy policy

Should future changes be made to our privacy policy, then the changes will always be able to be found on this website.

Data protection policy for the integration and use of Facebook

The controller has integrated components from the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is a social meeting place based on the use of the Internet, this being an online community that generally allows its users to communicate with other and to interact in a virtual space. A social network can be used as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it allow the Internet-based community to deploy personal or company-related information. Facebook allows the users of the social network, among other things, to create private profiles, to upload photos and to form networks by means of friend requests.
The company that operates Facebook is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The authority responsible for processing personal data is, when the person affected resides outside of the USA or Canada, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Every time one of the individual sites within this website operated by the controller is accessed, and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, then the Internet browser on the information technology system used by the person this affects is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook components to download an image of the corresponding Facebook components from Facebook. A full overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be accessed at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_GB. Within the scope of this technical process, Facebook is informed which specific subpage of our website was visited by the person concerned.
If the person this affects is logged into Facebook at the same time, then Facebook identifies every time our website is accessed by the person this affects, and identifies which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned over the entire duration of the respective visit to our website. This information is collected by the Facebook components and is allocated to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned by Facebook. If the person this affects presses one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Like” button, or if the person this affects leaves a comment, then Facebook allocates this information to the personal Facebook user account of the person concerned, and saves these personal data.
Facebook always receives information by means of the Facebook components about the visit of the person this affects to our website, when the person this affects is logged into Facebook at the same time as accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the person concerned clicks the Facebook components or not. If this type of transmission to Facebook is not desired by the person concerned, then this person can prevent transmission by logging out from their Facebook account before accessing our website.
The Data Policy published by Facebook, which can be accessed at https://en-gb.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. Furthermore, it explains which optional settings Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the person this affects. In addition, a range of applications are available that allow data transmission to Facebook to be suppressed. Applications like this can be used by the person concerned to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

Data protection policy for the integration and use of Twitter

The controller has integrated components from Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multi-lingual, publicly accessible microblogging service, on which users can publish and distribute so-called tweets, or short messages that are limited to 140 characters. These short messages can be accessed by anyone, including persons not registered with Twitter. The tweets are also shown to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users, who follow a user’s tweets. Furthermore, Twitter uses hashtags, links or retweets to allow a wide public to be addressed.
The company that operates Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
Every time one of the individual sites within this website operated by the controller is accessed, and into which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, then the Internet browser on the information technology system used by the person this affects is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter components to download an image of the corresponding Twitter components from Twitter. More information about the Twitter buttons can be accessed at https://about.twitter.com/en/resources/buttons. Within the scope of this technical process, Twitter is informed which specific subpage of our website was visited by the person concerned. The purpose of the Twitter components is to allow our users to share the content of this website, to make this website better known in the digital world, and to increase the number of visitors to our website.
If the person this affects is logged into Twitter at the same time, then Twitter identifies every time our website is accessed by the person this affects, and identifies which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned over the entire duration of the respective visit to our website. This information is collected by the Twitter components and is allocated to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned by Twitter. If the person this affects clicks on of the Twitter buttons integrated onto our website, then the data and information this sends are allocated to the personal Twitter user account of the person concerned, and are saved and processed by Twitter.
Twitter always receives information by means of the Twitter components about the visit of the person this affects to our website, when the person this affects is logged into Twitter at the same time as accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the person concerned clicks the Twitter components or not. If this type of transmission to Twitter is not desired by the person concerned, then this person can prevent transmission by logging out from their Twitter account before accessing our website.
The applicable privacy policy of Twitter can be accessed at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

Data protection policy for the integration and use of Xing

The controller has integrated components from Xing on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that allows users to connect with existing business contacts, and to make new business contacts. The individual users can create a personal profile about themselves on Xing. Companies, for example, can create company profiles or advertise job vacancies on Xing.
The company operating Xing is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
Every time one of the individual sites within this website operated by the controller is accessed, and into which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, then the Internet browser on the information technology system used by the person this affects is automatically prompted by the respective Xing components to download an image of the corresponding Xing components from Xing. More information about Xing plug-ins can be accessed at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. Within the scope of this technical process, Xing is informed which specific subpage of our website was visited by the person concerned.
If the person this affects is logged into Xing at the same time, then Xing identifies every time our website is accessed by the person this affects, and identifies which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned over the entire duration of the respective visit to our website. This information is collected by the Xing components and is allocated to the respective Xing account of the person concerned by Xing. If the person this affects presses one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Share” button, then Xing allocates this information to the personal Xing user account of the person concerned, and saves these personal data.
Xing always receives information by means of the Xing components about the visit of the person this affects to our website, when the person this affects is logged into Xing at the same time as accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the person concerned clicks the Xing components or not. If this type of transmission to Xing is not desired by the person concerned, then this person can prevent transmission by logging out from their Xing account before accessing our website.
The Privacy Policy published by Xing, which can be accessed at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Furthermore, Xing has published notes on data protection for the XING Share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Data protection policy for the integration and use of LinkedIn

The controller has integrated components from the LinkedIn corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that allows users to connect with existing business contacts, and to make new business contacts. More than 400 million registered persons used LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn the world’s largest platform for business contacts at present, and one of the most frequently visited websites in the world.
The company that operates LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland is responsible for data protection issues outside the USA.
Every time our website, which features a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug in) is accessed, the component prompts the browser used by the person this affects to download a corresponding image of the component from LinkedIn. More information about LinkedIn plug-ins can be accessed at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. Within the scope of this technical process, LinkedIn is informed which specific subpage of our website was visited by the person this affects.
If the person this affects is logged into LinkedIn at the same time, then LinkedIn identifies every time our website is accessed by the person this affects, and identifies which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned over the entire duration of the respective visit to our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn components and is allocated to the respective LinkedIn account of the person concerned by LinkedIn. If the person this affects presses one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on our website, then LinkedIn allocates this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the person concerned, and saves these personal data.
LinkedIn always receives information by means of the LinkedIn components about the visit of the person this affects to our website, when the person this affects is logged into LinkedIn at the same time as accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the person concerned clicks the LinkedIn components or not. If this type of transmission to LinkedIn is not desired by the person concerned, then this person can prevent transmission by logging out from their LinkedIn account before accessing our website.
LinkedIn offers the option of deactivating e-mail notifications, SMS messages and targeted advertisements, as well as managing advertising settings, at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, all of which can save cookies. The use of cookies like this can be prevented at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable privacy policy of LinkedIn can be accessed at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The cookies policy of LinkedIn can be accessed at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

Data protection policy for the integration and use of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)

The controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the examination, collection and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service, among other things, collects data about the website from which a person concerned arrived at a website (so-called referring website), the subpages of the website that were accessed or the frequency and duration of viewing a subpage. A web analysis is predominantly used for optimising a website and for a cost-benefit analysis of web-based advertising.
The company operating the Google Analytics components is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The controller uses the extension “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis by means of Google Analytics. This extension is used to abbreviate and anonymise the IP address of the Internet connection of the person this affects when access to our websites is made from a member state of the European Union or from another treaty state to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the visitor traffic to our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, in order to compile online reports for us, which list the activities on our websites, and to provide other services that are associated with the use of our website.
Google Analytics saves a cookie to the information technology system used by the person this affects. What cookies are was already explained above. By saving cookies, Google is able to analyse the use of our website. Every time one of the individual sites within this website operated by the controller is accessed, and into which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, then the Internet browser on the information technology system used by the person this affects is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics components to send data to Google for the purpose of an online analysis. Within the scope of this technical process, Google obtains information about personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which among other things allows Google to retrace the origin of the visitors and clicks, and create commission settlements.
Cookies are used to save personal information, such as the time of access, the place from which access occurred, and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned. Every time our websites receive a visit, these personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is sent to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are saved by Google in the United States of America. Google may, under certain circumstances, pass these personal data collected using the technical process to third parties.
The person concerned can prevent cookies from being saved to your computer by our website, as described above, by making a corresponding setting in the Internet browser being used, and thereby permanently prevent cookies from being saved. A setting like this in the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from saving a cookie to the information technology system used by the person concerned. Furthermore, a cookie already saved by Google Analytics can also be deleted using the Internet browser or another software program at any time.
Furthermore, the person this affects has the option of objecting to collection of the data generated by Google Analytics and relating to the use of this website, as well as the processing of these data by Google, and to prevent any such use. To do so, the person this affects must download a browser add-on from the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on uses JavaScript to inform Google Analytics that no data and information about the visits to websites may be sent to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is evaluated by Google as an objection. If the information technology system used by the person concerned is deleted, reformatted or reinstalled at a subsequent point in time, then the person concerned must install the browser add-on again in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is deinstalled or deactivated by the person concerned or another person to whom this area of control is assigned, then there is the option of reinstalling or reactivating the browser add-on.
More information about the applicable privacy policy of Google can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

Data protection policy for the integration and use of Google AdWords

The controller has integrated components from Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is a service used for web-based advertising, which permits the advertisers to place advertisements in the search engine results provided by Google, as well as in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to define specific key words in advance, which are used to show an advertisement in the search engine results provided by Google only when the user retrieves a search result relevant for a key word using the search engine. The advertisements in the Google advertising network are distributed by means of an automatic algorithm taking account of previously defined key words on websites relevant to the topic.
The company operating the Google AdWords service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by inserting advertisements relevant to interests on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results generated by the Google search engine, and the insertion of third-party advertisements on our website.
If a person this affects accessed our website using a Google advertisement, then a so-called conversion cookie is saved on the information technology system used by the person concerned. What cookies are was already explained above. A conversion cookie expires after thirty days, and is not used for identification of the person concerned. The conversion cookie, as long as it has not yet expired, is used to retrace whether certain subpages, for example the shopping basket of an online shop system, was accessed on our website. The conversion cookie allows both us, and Google, to retrace whether a person this affects, who accessed our website by means of an AdWords advertisement, generated sales, meaning whether they completed the purchase or cancelled it.
The data and information collected by means of using conversion cookies are used by Google to create statistics about visitor traffic to our website. These visitor statistics are, in turn, used by us to determine the total number of visitors who were referred to us by AdWords advertisements, meaning they allow the success, or failure, of the respective AdWords advertisement to be determined in order to optimise our AdWords advertisements for the future. Neither our company nor other advertising customers of Google AdWords receive information from Google which could be used to identify the person concerned.
Personal information, such as the websites visited by the person concerned, are saved by means of conversion cookies. Every time our websites receive a visit, these personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, are therefore sent to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are saved by Google in the United States of America. Google may, under certain circumstances, pass these personal data collected using the technical process to third parties.
The person concerned can prevent cookies from being saved to your computer by our website, as described above, by making a corresponding setting in the Internet browser being used, and thereby permanently prevent cookies from being saved. A setting like this in the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from saving a conversion cookie to the information technology system used by the person concerned. Furthermore, a cookie already saved by Google AdWords can also be deleted using the Internet browser or another software program at any time.
Furthermore, the person this affects has the option of objecting to interest-based advertisements by Google. To do so, the person this affects must access the link www.google.de/settings/ads from every Internet browser they use, and make the required setting in it.
More information about the applicable privacy policy of Google can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Data protection policy for the integration and use of YouTube

The controller has integrated components from YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet-based video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips free of charge, and also allows other users to watch, rate and comment on these videos free of charge. YouTube permits the publication of all types of videos, which is why both complete film and television shows, as well as music videos, trailers or videos produced by user can be accessed using the Internet portal.
The company that operates YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
Every time one of the individual sites within this website operated by the controller is accessed, and into which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, then the Internet browser on the information technology system used by the person this affects is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube components to download an image of the corresponding YouTube components from YouTube. More information about YouTube can be retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. Within the scope of this technical process, YouTube and Google are informed which specific subpage of our website was visited by the person concerned.
As long as the person this affects is logged into YouTube at the same time, then every time a subpage is accessed that contains a YouTube video, then YouTube can identify the specific subpage of our website that the person concerned is visiting. This information is collected by YouTube and Google, and is allocated to the respective YouTube account of the person affected.
YouTube and Google always receive information by means of the YouTube components about the visit of the person this affects to our website, when the person this affects is logged into YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the person concerned clicks the YouTube video or not. If this type of transmission to YouTube and Google is not desired by the person concerned, then this person can prevent transmission by logging out from their YouTube account before accessing our website.
The Privacy Policy published by YouTube, which can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

Data protection policy for the integration and use of Google Remarketing

The controller uses the remarketing or “Similar target groups” function provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) on this website. This function can be used by the provider to address visitors to the website with specific advertisements by placing personalised, interest-based advertisements for the visitors to the website when they visit other websites in the Google Display network.
In order to conduct the analysis of website use, which provides the basis for the creation of interest-based advertisement, Google uses so-called cookies. What cookies are was already explained above. To do so, Google saves a small file with a series of digits in the browsers of the visitors to the website. This number is used to record the visits to the website, as well as anonymised data about the use of the website. No personal data about the visitors to the website are saved. If you subsequently visit another website in the Google Display network, advertisements will be inserted and displayed to you that are very likely to factor in any product and information domains that were accessed previously.
You can permanently deactivate the use of cookies by Google by clicking on the following link and downloading and installed the plug-in provided there: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. Alternatively, you can deactivate the use of cookies by third-party providers by accessing the deactivation website maintained by the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and implementing the information providing further details about the opt-out that can be found there.
More detailed information about Google Remarketing and the privacy policy of Google can be viewed at: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

Data protection policy for the integration and use of Google Tag Manager

This website uses the Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be managed using an interface. The Google Tag Manager only implements tags. This means: No cookies are used, and no personal data are collected. The Google Tool Manager triggers other tags, which may, in turn, collect data. However, the Google Tag Manager does not access these data. If a deactivation was performed on domain or cookie level, then it remains valid for all tracking tags, as long as they were implemented with the Google Tag Manager.

Data protection policy for the integration and use of HandL UTM Grabber

The controller uses the WordPress plug-in HandL UTM Grabber on this website. This plug-in allows the personal data sent by the person this affects to undergo web analysis and be saved. Web analysis is the examination, collection and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects data, among other things, about the website from which a person concerned arrived at a website (so-called referring website). A web analysis is predominantly used for optimising a website and for a cost-benefit analysis of web-based advertising. Personal data transmitted voluntarily to the controller by a person this affects using the contact form are saved for purposes of processing or making contact with the person concerned.
HandL UTM Grabber saves a cookie to the information technology system used by the person concerned. What cookies are was already explained above. By saving cookies, an analysis of the use of our website can be made. Every time one of the individual sites within this website operated by the controller is accessed, and into which a HandL UTM Grabber component has been integrated, then the Internet browser on the information technology system used by the person this affects is automatically prompted to send data to WordPress for the purpose of an online analysis and processing, or to make contact with the person concerned. Within the scope of this technical process, WordPress obtains information about personal data, such as the IP address of the person this affects.
Cookies are used to save personal information, such as the time of access, the place from which access occurred, and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned. Every time our websites receive a visit, these personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is sent to WordPress. These personal data are saved by WordPress. WordPress may, under certain circumstances, pass these personal data collected using the technical process to third parties.
The person concerned can prevent cookies from being saved to your computer by our website, as described above, by making a corresponding setting in the Internet browser being used, and thereby permanently prevent cookies from being saved. A setting like this in the Internet browser used would also prevent HandL UTM Grabber from saving a cookie to the information technology system used by the person concerned. Furthermore, a cookie already saved by HandL UTM Grabber can also be deleted using the Internet browser or another software program at any time.

Data protection policy for the integration and use of Here WeGO

The controller uses the WordPress plug-in Here WeGO on this website for displaying maps.

Here WeGo is operated by HERE Global B.V. Kennedyplein 222 -226, 5611 ZT Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

By using this website, you are giving your consent to the collection, processing and use of the automatically collected data, or the data you entered, by HERE Global, one of its representatives, or third-party providers.

The conditions of use for HERE WeGo can be found here https://legal.here.com/en-gb/terms.
The privacy policy of HERE WeGo can be viewed here https://legal.here.com/en-gb/privacy.

Legal basis for processing

Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point (a) of the GDPR provides our company with a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for performance of a contract, to which a contractual party is the person concerned, such as is the case for processing operations which are necessary for a delivery of goods or the provision of another service or return service, then the processing is based on Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point (b) of the GDPR. The same applies for processing operations that are necessary for implementing pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes processing personal data necessary, such as for compliance our tax obligations, then the processing is based on Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point (c) of the GDPR. In seldom cases, processing personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the person concerned, or another natural person. This would, for example, be the case when a visitor to our company were to be injured and then needed to pass on his name, his age, his health insurance data or other vital information to a doctor, a hospital or another third party. In this case, processing would be based on Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point (d) of the GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations can be based on Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point (f) of the GDPR. This is the legal basis on which processing operations are based, which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases, when processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, as far as the interests, basic rights and basic freedoms of the person concerned do not outweigh this. We are specifically permitted to perform processing operations like this, because they were given explicit mention by the European legislators. In this matter, they took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed when the person concerned is a client of the authority responsible (Recital 47, statement 2 of the GDPR).

Legitimate interests in processing which is pursued by the responsible authority or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point (f) of the GDPR, then our legitimate interest is practising our business activity for the benefit of all our employees and our shareholders.

Duration for which the personal data are saved

The criterion for the duration of saving personal data is respective legal retention period. Following expiry of the period, the corresponding data are deleted on a routine basis, as long as they are no longer required for performance of a contract or initiating a contract.

Legal or contractual requirements on the provision of personal data; necessity for conclusion of a contract; obligation of the person this affects to provide personal data; potential consequences of non-provision

We are advising you that the provision of personal data is, at times, legally specified (e.g. tax regulations) or can result from contractual arrangements (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Occasionally, it may be necessary that a person this affects provides personal data to us for the conclusion of a contract, and the data will have to be processed by us as a result. The person this affects is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with them. Non-provision of the personal data would result in the contract being unable to be concluded with the person concerned. Prior to provision of personal data by the person this affects, the person affected must contact one of our employees. Our employees will inform the person affected on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is legally or contractually specified, or necessary for conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and which consequences the non-provision of the personal data would have.

Existence of automated decision-making

As a conscientious company, we are waiving any automated decision-making or profiling.