Personal data will be generated when you visit our websites. These are data that are required in order to enable you to use our websites or to enable us to consider your settings. Apart from this, they are information that you provide to us via the contact options offered on these pages.
We use these data in order to ensure proper operation of our website and to answer your queries. Below, we inform you concerning the data collected on our website and the purposes for which they are processed. We will inform you about the use of “cookies” and the analysis tools used on our websites, and the option for approving or rejecting them. We will inform you concerning your rights at the end of the data protection statement.
You may prevent setting of cookies by our website at any time by making the corresponding setting in the web browser used and thereby permanently object to setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies already set may be erased at any time via a web browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common web browser. If the data subject deactivates setting of cookies in the web browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
Server log files The provider of our website will automatically collect and store information in server log files that your browser submits to us automatically. The recorded data may include
browser types and versions used,
the operating system used by the accessing system,
the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (referrers),
sub-webpages that are controlled via an accessing system on our website,
the data and time of an access to the website,
an internet protocol address (IP address),
the internet service provider of the accessing system and
other similar data and information that serve to defend against attacks on our information-technical systems.
We do not draw any conclusions concerning you when using these general data and information. Instead, this information is needed to
properly deliver the contents of our website,
optimise the contents of our website and advertisements for it,
ensure permanent function of our information-technology systems and the technology of our website
provide the criminal prosecution authorities with the information required for criminal prosecution in case of a cyberattack.
These data and information are therefore evaluated by us statistically and with the target of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to finally ensure an optimal protection level for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any other personal data you indicate. These data will not be combined with any other data sources. If there are any indications of illegal use of our website, however, we are able to subsequently inspect these data.
Subscribing to blog contents: The comments made on our blog can generally be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, it is possible that a commenter may subscribe to the comments following a comment of his concerning a certain blog article.
If you choose the option of subscribing to comments, we will send out an automatic confirmation email in order to verify in the double opt-in procedure whether the owner of the indicated email address actually chose this option. The option of subscribing to comments can be ended at any time.
We collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. Processing may also take place electronically. This is specifically the case if an applicant transmits the corresponding application documents to us electronically, e.g. by email or via a web form on the website.
If we conclude an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be saved for the purpose of the employment, under observation of the legal requirements. If we do not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be deleted automatically according to the legal regulations applicable to us, if deletion is not opposed by any other legitimate interests on our side.
Other legitimate interests in this meaning shall include evidence obligations in proceedings under the general law on equal treatment. If any applicants and employers are interested in being included in an applicant pool and accordingly in longer-term storage of the data, the applicant must give his or her consent to this. In such a case, the applicant will be informed of the data protection statement of the company and the specific provisions of the company’s applicant data protection. Subsequently, a written declaration of consent to processing activities is collected for the purpose of the application to ensure documentation and the applicant will at the same time be informed that he or she may revoke the consent at any time, effective for the future.
II. Social media
YouTube We have integrated components of the service YouTube on our website. YouTube is an internet video portal that enables video publishers to publish video clips free of charge and other users to view, evaluate and comment on them free of charge as well. YouTube permits publication of any kind of videos, so that complete film and TV programs, as well as music videos, trailers or videos produced by the users directly can be called up via the internet portal.
The operator company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
With every call of an individual page of our website on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, the web browser on your system will automatically be caused by the respective YouTube component to download a presentation of the corresponding components from YouTube. Within the context of this technical process, YouTube and Google will be informed of which specific sub-page of our website you visit.
If you are logged in with YouTube at the same time, YouTube will recognise the specific sub-page you visit during every call of the website by you and throughout the duration of your respective stay on our website. This information will be collected by the YouTube component and assigned to your YouTube account by YouTube. If you activate any YouTube component integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted by it will be assigned to your personal YouTube user account and stored and processed by YouTube and Google.
YouTube and Google will be informed via the YouTube component that you have visited our website if you are logged in with YouTube at the same time at which you call up our website; this is done independently of whether you click the YouTube component or not.
If this kind of transmission of such information to YouTube and Google is not desired by you, you may prevent transmission by logging out of your YouTube account before calling up our website.
For further information and the applicable provisions on data protection of Google, see https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Other providers If any links are placed to websites of other providers beyond the information contained here, this data protection statement shall not apply to their contents. Collection of data by the operators of the respective pages is not within our knowledge or influence. Please note the data protection notes on the respective page.
III. Analysis tools
Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) We have integrated the component Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) on our website.
Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis means the collection, aggregation and evaluation of data concerning the behaviour of visitors on websites. A web analysis service collects, among others, data regarding from which website a data subject came to a website (referrers), which sub-pages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed.
The operator company of the Google Analytics component is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is analysis of the visitor flows on our website. Google uses the data and information gained among others to evaluate use of our website, in order to compile online reports for us that indicate the activities on our websites and in order to render further services connected to use of our website.
Google Analytics places a cookie in your system. Every call of a single page of this website on which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Google Analytics component will automatically cause your web browser to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. Within the context of this technical procedure, Google will gain knowledge of personal data, such as your internet protocol address, in order to track the origin of the visitors and clicks. The cookie is used to store personal data, such as the access time, place from which an access took place and frequency of visits to our website by you. At every visit to our websites, these personal data, including the internet protocol address used by you, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on such personal data collected with technical means to third parties.
You may prevent setting of cookies at any time by making the corresponding setting in the web browser used and thereby permanently object to setting of cookies.
You are also able to object to recording of the data generated by Google Analytics referring to use of this website and processing of such data by Google and prevent this. For this, you must download a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it.
Within the context of our website, we use various plugins, among others Custom Sidebars, Duplicator, Enable Media Replace, MedaSlider, Pods – Custom Content Types and Fields, Pods Alternative Cache, Shortcodes Ultimate, Stream, WP Clean Up, WP Fastest Cache, Yoast SEO
Autooptimize, Broken Link Creator or User Role Editor. These plugins do not collect, store or process any personal data.
iStock / Getty Images We have integrated components of iStock on our website.
iStock is a Canadian image agency. An image agency is used by various customers, specifically website operators, editorial offices of print and TV media and advertising agencies, to license the pictures used by you.
The operator company is iStockphoto LP, Suite 200 – 1240 20th Ave SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 1M8, Canada.
iStock permits the (possibly free-of-charge) embedding of stock images. Embedding means including or integrating a specific external content, e.g. of text, video or image files, that are provided by a third-party website and that then appear on your own website. An embedding code is used for embedding. If a website operator has integrated an embedding code, the external contents of the other website are directly displayed by default once a website is visited. The external contents are loaded directly from the other website to display the external contents.
The technical implementation of the embedding code that makes it possible to display the images of Getty Images will cause your internet protocol address to be transmitted to Getty Images. Furthermore, Getty Images records our website, the browser type used, the browser language, the time and duration of access. Beyond this, Getty Images may record navigation information, i.e. information on which of our sub-pages you visited and which links were clicked, as well as other interactions. Getty Images may store and evaluate these data.
For more information and the provisions on data protection of Getty Images, see http://www.gettyimages.de/enterprise/privacy-policy.
VI. Purposes and legal basis of processing activities, processor, passing on data to third parties in third countries
We shall only use your personal data provided to us for the purposes for which they are intended. The legal basis for processing of your data may specifically be preparation and processing of a contract, advertising, quality assurance, fraud prevention or keeping statistics.
Another legal basis for processing of your data may be consent given by you for use and forwarding of your personal data. You may withdraw your consent informally again at any time.
Personal data shall only be transmitted to state facilities and authorities based on mandatory national provisions. The persons charged by us with processing of the data are obligated to secrecy and lawful processing of the data. In case of further processing of your personal data for any other purpose than the initial one, we will inform you accordingly.
We use support from external service providers (processors) for certain technical processes concerning data analysis, processing and/or storage.
Both we and the processor are obligated to comply with the technically-organisational measures according to sect. 32 GDPR and the external service provider is obligated to confidentiality in addition to this. Processing takes place only on our order and upon our instruction. Processing of your personal data beyond these processing activities shall only take place with your explicit consent or in the cases required by authority or court.
Data transmission to third countries (countries outside of the European Economic Area – EEA) shall only take place as far as this is necessary to perform the contract, required by law or if you have given your consent to this. We will inform you separately concerning any details if required by law.
VII. Duration of data storage
We store the personal data collected by you from the time of their collection. The data collected in this manner are stored by us for the term of our business relationship, among others comprising the initiation and processing of a contract. Beyond this, we are subject to different storage and documentation obligations according to legal regulations applicable to us. Finally, the storage duration in light of the possibility of defending against legal claims is also determined according to the statutory expiration periods.
VIII. Rights of the data subject (information for data subjects according to chapter 3 GDPR)
You as the data subject have the following rights:
the right of access according to sect. 15 GDPR
the right to rectification according to sect. 16 GDPR
the right to erasure according to sect. 17 GDPR
the right to restriction of processing of the data to specific purposes according to sect. 18 GDPR
the right to data portability according to sect. 20 GDPR and
the right to object to processing of personal data according to sect. 21 GDPR.
Beyond this, you have the right to complain to a data protection authority according to sect. 77 GDPR.
IX. Contact and data protection officer
This data privacy statement shall apply to the website of
ECOVIS Webservice GmbH