This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the websites, functions and content associated with it, as well as external online presences, such as our social media profile (hereinafter referred to as collectively referred to as “Online Offering”). With regard to the terms used, such as “processing” or “person responsible”, we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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Types of data processed:
– Inventory data (eg, names, addresses).
– Contact details (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers).
– Content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).
– Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).
– Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
Categories of data subjects
Visitors and users of the online offer (in the following we refer to the persons concerned collectively as “users”).
purpose of processing
– Provision of the online offer, its functions and content.
– Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
– Safety measures.
– Reach measurement/marketing
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or one or more special features, are an expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
“Processing” is any process or series of processes carried out with or without the aid of automated processes in connection with personal data. The term is broad and encompasses practically every handling of data.
“Pseudonymization” means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“Profiling” any type of automated processing of personal data, which consists in using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects related to work performance, economic situation, health, personal Analyze or predict that natural person’s preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation.
The “responsible person” is the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
“Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.
Relevant legal bases
In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 (1) lit. a and Art Answering inquiries is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Article 6(1)(c) GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to safeguard our legitimate interests is Article 6(1)(c) GDPR 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. In the case,
In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, we take appropriate technical measures, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.
The measures include, in particular, securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access, input, transfer, securing availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that ensure the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. Furthermore, we already take the protection of personal data into account during the development or selection of hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings (Article 25 GDPR).
Cooperation with processors and third parties
If, as part of our processing, we disclose data to other people and companies (contract processors or third parties), transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if the data is transmitted to third parties, as to payment service providers, pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR is required for the fulfillment of the contract), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).
If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called “order processing contract”, this is done on the basis of Art. 28 DSGVO.
Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or this happens as part of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this only takes place if it is to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we only process or have the data processed in a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR are met. This means that the processing takes place, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a data protection level corresponding to that of the EU (e.g
Rights of data subjects
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.
You have accordingly. Art. 16 DSGVO the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.
In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the data in question be deleted immediately, or alternatively, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to demand a restriction of the processing of the data.
You have the right to request that you receive the data that you have provided to us in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request that it be transmitted to other responsible parties.
You also have the right, in accordance with Article 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
right of withdrawal
You have the right to revoke your consent in accordance with Article 7 (3) GDPR with effect for the future
Right to object
You can object to the future processing of data relating to you at any time in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR. The objection can be made in particular against processing for direct advertising purposes.
Cookies and the right to object to direct advertising
“Cookies” are small files that are stored on users’ computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after their visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or “session cookies” or “transient cookies”, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie, for example, the content of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status can be saved. “Permanent” or “persistent” refers to cookies that remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved, if the users visit them after several days. The interests of the users can also be stored in such a cookie, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. “Third-party cookies” are cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer (otherwise, if they are only their cookies, we speak of “first-party cookies”).
We can use temporary and permanent cookies and explain this in our data protection declaration.
If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in their browser’s system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.
deletion of data
The data processed by us will be deleted or their processing restricted in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, 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 storage obligations. If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.
According to legal requirements in Germany, storage takes place in particular for 10 years in accordance with §§ 147 Paragraph 1 AO, 257 Paragraph 1 No. 1 and 4, Paragraph 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, trading books, relevant for taxation documents, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with Section 257 Paragraph 1 Nos. 2 and 3, Paragraph 4 HGB (commercial letters).
According to legal requirements in Austria, storage takes place in particular for 7 years in accordance with § 132 Para. 1 BAO (accounting documents, receipts/invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, list of income and expenses, etc.), for 22 years in connection with properties and for 10 years for documents related to electronically supplied services, telecommunications, radio and television services supplied to non-businesses in EU Member States and for which the Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) is used.
We process our customers’ data as part of our contractual services, which include conceptual and strategic advice, campaign planning, software and design development/consulting or maintenance, implementation of campaigns and processes/handling, server administration, data analysis/consulting services and training services.
We process inventory data (e.g. customer master data such as names or addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos), contract data (e.g. subject matter of the contract, term), payment data (e.g. Bank details, payment history), usage and metadata (e.g. in the context of evaluating and measuring the success of marketing measures). In principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless these are part of commissioned processing. Those affected include our customers, interested parties and their customers, users, website visitors or employees as well as third parties. The purpose of the processing is to provide contractual services, billing and our customer service. The legal basis for the processing results from Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR (contractual services), Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR (analysis, statistics, optimization, security measures). We process data that is required to justify and fulfill the contractual services and point out the necessity of their disclosure. Disclosure to external parties only takes place if it is required as part of an order. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements for order processing in accordance with Article 28 GDPR and do not process the data for any purposes other than the purposes specified in the order. which are required to justify and fulfill the contractual services and indicate the necessity of their disclosure. Disclosure to external parties only takes place if it is required as part of an order. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements for order processing in accordance with Article 28 GDPR and do not process the data for any purposes other than the purposes specified in the order. which are required to justify and fulfill the contractual services and indicate the necessity of their disclosure. Disclosure to external parties only takes place if it is required as part of an order. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements for order processing in accordance with Article 28 GDPR and do not process the data for any purposes other than the purposes specified in the order.
We delete the data after the statutory warranty and comparable obligations have expired. the need to keep the data is reviewed every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry (6 years, according to § 257 paragraph 1 HGB, 10 years, according to § 147 paragraph 1 AO). In the case of data disclosed to us by the client as part of an order, we delete the data in accordance with the specifications of the order, generally after the end of the order.
We process the data of our contractual partners and interested parties as well as other clients, customers, clients, clients or contractual partners (uniformly referred to as “contractual partners”) in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b. GDPR in order to provide you with our contractual or pre-contractual services. The data processed here, the type, scope and purpose and the necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship.
The processed data includes the master data of our contractual partners (e.g. names and addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) as well as contract data (e.g. services used, contract content, contractual communication, names of contact persons) and payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history).
In principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless these are part of commissioned or contractual processing.
We process data that is required to justify and fulfill the contractual services and point out the need to provide them if this is not evident to the contractual partner. Disclosure to external persons or companies will only take place if required under a contract. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements.
When using our online services, we can save the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests, as well as the interests of the user in protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. In principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Article 6 (1) (c). GDPR.
The data will be deleted if the data is no longer required to fulfill contractual or legal duties of care or to deal with any warranty and comparable obligations, with the necessity of storing the data being checked every three years; Otherwise, the statutory retention requirements apply.
Comments and Posts
If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses can be stored for 7 days on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. This is for our security if someone leaves illegal content in comments and posts (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.
Furthermore, we reserve the right to process user information for the purpose of spam detection on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
The data provided in the context of the comments and posts will be stored by us permanently until the user objects.
Akismet Anti-Spam Check
Our online offering uses the “Akismet” service provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Use is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. With the help of this service, comments from real people are distinguished from spam comments. For this purpose, all comment information is sent to a server in the USA, where it is analyzed and stored for four days for comparison purposes. If a comment has been classified as spam, the data will be stored beyond this time. This information includes the name entered, the email address, the IP address, the comment content, the referrer, information about the browser used and the computer system and the time of the entry.
Further information on the collection and use of data by Akismet can be found in Automattic’s data protection information: https://automattic.com/privacy/.
Users are welcome to use pseudonyms or not to enter their name or email address. You can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our comment system. That would be a pity, but unfortunately we don’t see any other alternatives that work just as effectively.
Retrieving profile pictures from Gravatar
We use the Gravatar service from Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, within our online offering and in particular in the blog.
Gravatar is a service where users can register and store profile pictures and their email addresses. If users leave posts or comments with the respective e-mail address on other online presences (especially in blogs), their profile pictures can be displayed next to the posts or comments. For this purpose, the e-mail address provided by the users is transmitted to Gravatar in encrypted form for the purpose of checking whether a profile has been saved for it. This is the sole purpose of sending the email address and it will not be used for any other purpose, but will be deleted afterwards.
Gravatar is used on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, since we use Gravatar to offer the authors of contributions and comments the opportunity to personalize their contributions with a profile picture.
By displaying the images, Gravatar learns the IP address of the user, as this is necessary for communication between a browser and an online service. Further information on the collection and use of data by Gravatar can be found in Automattic’s data protection information: https://automattic.com/privacy/.
If users do not want an avatar linked to their Gravatar email address to appear in the comments, you should use an email address that is not stored with Gravatar to comment. We also point out that it is also possible to use an anonymous e-mail address or no e-mail address at all if the user does not want their own e-mail address to be sent to Gravatar. Users can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our comment system.
Retrieval of emojis and smilies
The emojis are used on the basis of our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in an attractive design of our online offer in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the information provided by the user is used to process the contact request and to process it in accordance with Article 6 (1) b. (in the context of contractual/pre-contractual relationships), Art. 6 (1) lit. f. (other inquiries) GDPR processed get saved.
We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We review necessity every two years; Furthermore, the statutory archiving obligations apply.
Collection of access data and log files
We, or our hosting provider, collect data about every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files) on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. The access data includes the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider .
Log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud) and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidence purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.
Integration of third-party services and content
We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit Integrate services such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”).
This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We endeavor to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system,
We integrate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
We use Google Analytics to analyze website usage. The data obtained from this is used to optimize our website and advertising measures.
Google Analytics is provided to us by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). Google processes the website usage data on our behalf and contractually undertakes to take measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of the processed data.
During your visit to the website, the following data, among others, is recorded:
Orders including sales and the products ordered
Achievement of “website goals” (e.g. contact requests and newsletter registrations)
Your behavior on the pages (e.g. length of stay, clicks, scrolling behavior)
Your approximate location (country and city)
Your IP -Address (in abbreviated form so that no clear assignment is possible)
Technical information such as browser, Internet provider, end device and screen resolution
Source of your visit (ie via which website or via which advertising medium you came to us)
Personal data such as name , address or contact details are transmitted to Google Analytics.
This data is transmitted to Google servers in the USA. We would like to point out that the same level of protection as within the EU cannot be guaranteed in the USA under data protection law.
Google Analytics stores cookies in your web browser for a period of two years since your last visit. These cookies contain a randomly generated user ID with which you can be recognized on future website visits.
The recorded data is stored together with the randomly generated user ID, which enables the evaluation of pseudonymous user profiles. This user-related data is automatically deleted after 14 months. Other data is stored in aggregate form indefinitely.
If you do not agree to the collection, you can prevent it by installing the browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics once or by rejecting the cookies via our cookie settings dialog.
We integrate the function for detecting bots, e.g. when making entries in online forms (“ReCaptcha”) from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
We integrate the maps of the “Google Maps” service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings on their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
Use of Facebook Social Plugins
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).
This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within Facebook. The list and appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
If a user calls up a function of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his device establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to the user’s device, which integrates it into the online offer. User profiles can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform users according to our level of knowledge.
By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or making a comment, the corresponding information is sent directly from your device to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the relevant rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users can be found in Facebook’s data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ .
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before using our online offer and delete his cookies. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US site http://www.aboutads.info /choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, ie they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.
Functions and content of the Twitter service offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, can be integrated within our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can share content from this online offering within Twitter.
Functions and content of the Xing service, offered by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, can be integrated within our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can share content from this online offering within Xing. If the users are members of the Xing platform, Xing can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the user profiles there. Xing data protection declaration: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.