IX. Google Analytics
This website makes use of functions provided by the web analysis service known as Google Analytics. The provider of this is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics makes use of so-called “cookies”. They are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally sent to a server operated by Google in the USA and stored there.
a.) IP pseudonymisation
We have activated the IP pseudonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address is abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory countries to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being sent to the USA. The complete IP address is only sent to a Google server in the USA in exceptional cases before being abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to assess your usage of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to enable the website operator to provide other services associated with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address sent from your browser by Google Analytics is not combined with any other data held by Google.
b.) Browser plug-ins
You can prevent the cookies from being stored by making the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we would point out that you may not be able to fully make use of all the functions of this website, if you do so. You can also prevent the logging of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) being sent to Google or Google’s ability to process this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available at this link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
c.) Objecting to the logging of data
You can prevent the logging of your data by Google by clicking on the following link. This generates an opt-out cookie, which will prevent any of your data being logged during future visits to this website: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
You can obtain more information about how user data is handled at Google Analytics in Google’s data privacy declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
d.) Contract data processing
We have signed an agreement with Google to cover contract data processing and fully implement the strict stipulations of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
e.) Demographic features with Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic features” function within Google Analytics. This means that it is possible to generate reports that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of the visitors to the site. This data comes from Google’s advertising that is related to interests and from visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to any particular person. You can deactivate this function by using the advertising settings in your Google account at any time or generally prohibit the logging of your data by Google Analytics, as demonstrated in the paragraph on “Objecting to the logging of data”.
X. Facebook plug-ins
Plug-ins from the Facebook social network are integrated on our websites; they are provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button (“I like”) on our website. You can obtain an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
If you visit our sites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plug-in. Facebook therefore obtains the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “I like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our sites to your Facebook profile. Facebook is then able to assign your visit to our sites to your user account. We would point out that we as the provider of the sites do not obtain any knowledge about the content of the data that is transmitted or how Facebook makes use of it. You can find more information on this in Facebook’s data privacy declaration at: https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our sites to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Our website makes use of functions from the LinkedIn network. The provider here is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time that you access one of our sites, which contains the LinkedIn functions, a connection is established with the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our Internet sites with your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn’s “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our Internet site to you and your user account. We would point out that we as the provider of the sites do not know the content of the data that is transmitted or how LinkedIn uses this.
You can find more information on this in LinkedIn’s data privacy declaration at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
LinkedIn Insight Tag
The LinkedIn Insight Tag allows us to gather data about visits to our website, including the URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser properties, time stamp and pages viewed. This data is encrypted and then anonymised within seven days, and the anonymised data is deleted within 90 days. LinkedIn does not share personal data with us, it only provides summary reports about the website target group and ad performance. LinkedIn also provides a retargeting service for website visitors that allows us to use this data to show targeted adverts outside our website without identifying the member. LinkedIn members can manage the use of their personal data for advertising purposes in their account settings.
a) Purpose of data processing
The LinkedIn Insight Tag is used for the purpose of compiling detailed campaign reports and gathering information about visitors to our website, and thereby for the purpose of our advertising and marketing interests. As a customer of LinkedIn marketing solutions, we use the LinkedIn Insight Tag in order to track conversions, to carry out retargeting of our website visitors and to gather additional information about the LinkedIn members who see our adverts.
b) Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Point f GDPR, that is a legitimate interest on our part. Our legitimate interest in this regard rests on the purposes outlined above.
c) Duration of storage
The data is encrypted, and then anonymised within seven days, and the anonymised data is deleted within 90 days.
d) Objection and deletion options / Opt-out
If you are a LinkedIn member and do not want LinkedIn to gather data about you via our website and link that data to LinkedIn data relating to your membership, you will need to log out of LinkedIn before you visit our website.
Additionala you can deactivate the cookie completely, regardless of being a LinkedIn member. To do so, please click here:
Our website makes use of plug-ins from the YouTube site that is operated by Google. The operator of the sites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our sites that is provided with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established with the YouTube servers. Information is communicated to the YouTube server about which of our sites you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly assign your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
You can find more information on how user data is handled in YouTube’s data privacy declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
You can change your Twitter privacy settings in the account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
We include functions of the online service Instagram on our website. Provider of these features is the Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The Instagram button allows you to visit our pages linked to your Instagram account, if you are logged in to Instagram. Instagram receives the information about your visit on our website and can assign this visit to your Instagram profile. We would point out that we as the provider of the sites do not obtain any knowledge about the content of the data that is transmitted or how Instagram makes use of it. You can find more information about Instagram data collection and use in the http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
Plugins of the social network XING are integrated on our websites, which are operated by XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. The XING-Button is visible on one letter X on a light background. If you click this button while you are logged in with your Xing account, you can recommend the content of our website on XING. XING can assign the visit of our website to your account. We would point out that we as the provider of the sites do not obtain any knowledge about the content of the data that is transmitted or how XING makes use of it. To prevent that XING collects the abovementioned data, log off with XING.
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XVI. Google reCAPTCHA
On our website we use Google reCAPTCHA to check and avoid interactions on our website through automated access, for example through so-called bots. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as "Google".
Through the certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield
Google guarantees that the data protection requirements of the EU will also be complied with when processing data in the USA.
This service enables Google to determine which website is sending a request and from which IP address you are using the so-called reCAPTCHA input box. In addition to your IP address, Google may also collect other information that is necessary to provide and guarantee this service.
The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the security of our Internet presence and in the defence against unwanted, automated access in the form of spam or similar.
to provide further information on the general handling of your user data.
XVII. Sprout Social
XVIII. The rights of people concerned
1. The right to information
You may request confirmation from the controller about whether we are processing any personal data related to you.
If this kind of processing is taking place, you can request information about the following details from the controller:
(1) the purposes for which the personal data is being processed;
(2) the categories of personal data that are being processed;
(3) the recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data related to you has been disclosed or is still being disclosed;
(4) the planned time span for storing the personal data related to you or, if specific details on this are not possible, the criteria for determining the time span for storage;
(5) the existence of any right to correct or delete the personal data related to you, a right to restrict the processing of the data by the controller or a right to object to this processing of data;
(6) the existence of a right to make a complaint to a supervisory authority;
(7) all the information that is available about the origin of the data, if the personal data is not being gathered from the person involved;
(8) the existence of an automated individual decision-making facility, including profiling, according to Article 22 Para. 1 and 4 of the GDPR and – at least in these cases – clear information about the logics involved as well as the scope and the envisaged effects of this kind of processing for the person concerned.
You have the right to request information about whether the personal data related to you is being sent to a third country or to an international organisation. In this connection, you can demand that you are informed about the suitable guarantees according to Article 46 of the GDPR in connection with any transfer of data.
2. The right to correction
You have the right to have the controller correct and/or complete any data, if the personal data that is being processed and concerns you is incorrect or incomplete. The controller must make the correction immediately.
3. The right to restrict the data processing
You may demand restrictions on the processing of the personal data related to you in the following situations:
(1) if you dispute the correctness of the personal data related to you for a period that enables the controller to check the correctness of the personal data;
(2) if the processing of the data is illegal and you reject any deletion of your personal data and demand that restrictions are placed on the use of your personal data instead;
(3) if the controller no longer requires the personal data for the purposes of processing it, but you require it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
(4) if you have lodged an objection to the processing according to Article 21 Para. 1 of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons presented by the controller override your reasons.
If any restrictions have been imposed on processing the personal data related to you, this data may only be processed with your consent – apart from storing it – or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of a different natural person or legal entity or for reasons justifying an important public interest for the Union or a member state.
If the restriction for processing the data has been limited in line with the aforementioned conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.
4. The right to deletion
a) The obligation to delete data
You may demand from the controller that the personal data related to you is deleted immediately and the controller shall be obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:
(1) the personal data related to you is no longer required for the purposes for which it was gathered or processed in some other way;
(2) you withdraw your consent, on which the processing of the data was based according to Article 6 Para. 1 a) or Article 9 Para. 2 a) of the GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for processing the data;
(3) you lodge an objection against any processing of the data according to Article 21 Para. 1 of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing of the data or you lodge an objection to the processing of the data according to Article 21 Para. 2 of the GDPR;
(4) the personal data related to you has been processed illegally;
(5) the deletion of the personal data related to you is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation according to the laws of the Union or the law of the member states, to which the controller is subject;
(6) the personal data related to you was gathered in relation to information society services according to Article 8 Para. 1 of the GDPR.
b) Information forwarded to third parties
If the controller has published the personal data related to you and if it is obliged to delete it according to Article 17 Para. 1 of the GDPR, it shall adopt suitable measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, including those of a technical nature, to inform those responsible for processing the personal data that you, as the person concerned, have requested the deletion of all the links to this personal data or copies or replicas of this personal data.
There is no right to have the data deleted if the processing of the data is required:
(1) to exercise the right of free expression and information;
(2) to meet a legal obligation, which requires the processing of the data according to the laws of the Union or the member states, to which the controller is subject, or to perform a task that is of public interest or takes place in connection with exercising any state authority that has been transferred to the controller;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health according to Article 9 Para. 2 h) and i) as well as Article 9 Para. 3 of the GDPR;
(4) for archiving purposes that are in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes according to Article 89 Para. 1 of the GDPR, if the right cited in paragraph a) will probably make the achievement of the goals of this processing of data impossible or will serious impair it; or
(5) to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
5. The right to information
If you have asserted the right to have the processing of the data corrected, deleted or restricted by the controller, the latter is obliged to inform all the recipients, to which the personal data related to you has been disclosed, to have the data corrected or deleted or the processing of it restricted, unless this proves to be impossible or is associated with a disproportionate amount of effort and expense.
You also have the right to be informed about these recipients by the controller.
6. The right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data related to you, which you have made available to the controller, in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to a different controller without any obstruction by the first controller, to which the personal data was made available, if
(1) the processing of the data is based on consent in line with Article 6 Para. 1 a) of the GDPR or Article 9 Para. 2 a) of the GDPR or on a contract according to Article 6 Para. 1 b) of the GDPR and
(2) the processing of the data takes place using automated procedures.
When exercising this right, you also have the right to ensure that the personal data related to you is directly transferred from one controller to a different controller, if this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons may not be impaired by this process.
The right to data portability shall not apply to any processing of personal data that is necessary to perform a task that is in the public interest or takes place in connection with exercising any state authority that has been transferred to the controller.
7. The right to object
You have the right to lodge an objection at any time to the processing of the personal data related to you, if this takes place according to Article 6 Para. 1 e) or f) of the GDPR, for reasons arising from your particular situation; this shall also apply to any profiling supported by these stipulations.
The controller shall no longer process the personal data related to you, unless it can prove that there are compelling reasons needing to be protected for the processing of the data, which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing of the data is used to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data related to you is processed to provide direct marketing, you have the right to lodge an objection to the processing of the personal data related to you for the purpose of this kind of advertising at any time; this shall also apply to profiling, if it is connected to this kind of direct marketing.
If you object to the processing of the data for the purposes of direct marketing, the personal data related to you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
You have the opportunity of exercising your right to object by means of automated procedures where technical specifications are used in conjunction with the use of information society services – regardless of Directive 2002/58/EC.
8. The right to cancel the declaration of consent under data protection law
You have the right to cancel your declaration of consent provided under data protection law at any time. By cancelling your consent, the legitimacy of the processing of the data that was performed on the basis of your consent until your cancellation shall not be affected.
9. Automated decision-making in an individual case, including profiling
You have the right not to be subjected to a decision exclusively based on automated processing – including profiling – which takes legal effect with regard to you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This shall not apply if the decision
(1) is required to conclude or perform a contract between you and the controller,
(2) is permissible on the basis of legal stipulations in the Union or the member states, to which the controller is subject, and these legal stipulations contain appropriate measures to maintain your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests or
(3) is made with your explicit consent.
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data in line with Article 9 Para. 1 of the GDPR, if Article 9 Para. 2 a) or g) of the GDPR does not apply and appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests have been adopted.
As regards the cases cited in paragraphs (1) and (3), the controller shall adopt appropriate measures in order to maintain the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, which must at least include the right to enable the intervention of a person with the controller to outline your own point of view and to contest the decision.
10. The right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority
Regardless of any different administrative law or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, particularly in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged breach, if you believe that the processing of the personal data related to you breaches the GDPR.
The supervisory authority, to which the complaint was lodged, shall inform the person lodging the complaint about the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of judicial remedies in line with Article 78 of the GDPR.