The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. We treat your personal usage data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. If third party offers can be reached from our offer via hyperlinks, this notice does not apply to these linked offers.
As a rule, our website can be used without providing personal data. There may be different regulations for the use of individual services on our site, which in this case are explained separately below. We use this data to ensure that the website is error-free and to make our service as pleasant as possible for you and to improve it.
If personal data (e.g. name, address, telephone number, e-mail, etc.) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. If you decide to provide us with personal data via the Internet so that, for example, correspondence can be processed or an order can be carried out, this data will be handled carefully according to the strict regulations of the provisions of German data protection law and will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent passed on. The data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements.
We expressly point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) has security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is therefore not possible.
Note on the responsible body
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
Tullastrasse 20 and 32
Phone: +49 (0) 72 62/40 90 100
Objection to advertising mails
We hereby expressly object to the use of the contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation by third parties for sending unsolicited advertising and information material. The operator of the website expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, e.g. through spam mail.
Publication of job advertisements / online job applications
Your application data will be electronically collected and processed by us to handle the application process. When you conclude an employment contract, we can store your transmitted data in your personnel file in the course of the usual organizational and administrative process, taking into account the relevant legal regulations.
If your job application is rejected, the data you have transmitted will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection. This does not apply if longer storage is necessary due to legal requirements (for example the burden of proof under the General Equal Treatment Act) or if you have expressly consented to longer storage in our interested party database.
Use of analysis programs
We carry out analyzes of the behavior of our customers when using our service. For this purpose, anonymized or pseudonymized usage profiles are created. The creation of the usage profiles is done for the sole purpose of continuously improving our service.
Integration of services and content from third parties
It can happen that third party content, such as graphics, fonts or videos from other websites, is integrated into this online offer. This always assumes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) can use the IP address of the user. Because without the IP address, you could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We strive to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no control over whether the third-party provider stores the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as we know, we will inform users about it.
The use of services and content from third parties is based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer) within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR.
The following illustration provides an overview of third-party providers as well as their content and links to their data protection declarations, which contain further information on the processing of data and possibilities of objection (so-called opt-out).
Use of social media buttons with Shariff
We use the c’t project Shariff on our website. Shariff replaces the usual share buttons on social networks and thereby protects surfing behavior
Shariff only integrates these share buttons of the social networks on our website as a graphic that contains a link to the corresponding social network. By clicking on the corresponding graphic you will be forwarded to the services of the respective network. The Shariff button establishes direct contact between the social network and our visitors only when the visitor actively clicks on the share button, or only then will your data be transmitted to the respective social network. If, on the other hand, the Shariff button is not clicked, there will be no exchange between you and the social networks. You can find more information about the c’t project “Shariff” at http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html
We integrate the following social networks with Shariff on our website:
Facebook, Xing, Twitter, Google+, AddThis.
Use of Google Maps
We use the “Google Maps” component from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”. Google Maps is used for the purpose of an appealing presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we have specified on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR.
Each time the “Google Maps” component is called up, Google sets a cookie in order to process user settings and data when the page on which the “Google Maps” component is integrated is displayed. As a rule, this cookie is not deleted when you close the browser, but expires after a certain period of time, unless you delete it manually beforehand.
In addition, to use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
as well as the additional terms and conditions for “Google Maps”
Use of YouTube
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is used for the purpose of presenting our online offers in an appealing way. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR.
Especially for the use of YouTube, we use a plugin which prevents a connection to the YouTube servers from being established as soon as you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin. Instead, a connection to YouTube is only established when the user actively clicks the play button. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube’s data protection declaration at: https : //www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
Use of Google Translate
This website uses the translation service Google Translate (operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland) via a plug-in, which automatically converts the website into different languages in real time using the “Select language” button in the footer Languages translated.
For data protection reasons, Google Translate is deactivated by default. Only when you click on the text “Select language” will Google Translate be activated and data will be transferred to Google. In addition to the URL of the page visited, your IP address is also transmitted. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence on the data collected, data transmission and data processing operations. We are also not aware of the scope of the data collection, the purposes or the storage periods.
Google Translate is used in the interest of easy accessibility and barrier-free access to our online offers for international visitors. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR.
You can find information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Google in the data protection notice listed below: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de .
We would like to point out that the computer-generated translation sometimes only approximates the original content of this website and it is possible that not all of the content on this website can be translated. Therefore, the translations generated by Google Translate should not be considered exact. In addition, the translations may contain incorrect or offensive expressions.
There is no guarantee that the information translated by Google Translate is correct, reliable or up to date. There is no liability claim for any damage that may have occurred.
We reserve the right to change the data protection declaration in order to adapt it to changed legal situations or to changes in the service and data processing. However, this only applies with regard to declarations on data processing. If the consent of the user is required or components of the data protection declaration contain provisions of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes are only made with the consent of the users.
The users are asked to inform themselves regularly about the content of the data protection declaration.
Status: October 28, 2019