The data controller responsible for processing the data as defined in data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
The Data Protection Officer of the data controller is:
Alte Darmstädter Str. 44
T +49 (0) 06151 969 98 77
Any data subject can contact our Data Protection Officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.
Your rights as a data subject
You may exercise the following rights at any time by contacting our Data Protection Officer at the address provided:
- How to obtain information about your stored data and how we process it,
- Correction of incorrect personal data,
- Have your stored data deleted,
- Restriction of data processing if we are not yet permitted to delete your data due to legal obligations,
- Objection to your data being processed by us and
- Data portability, if you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us.
If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time going forward.
You can contact your local supervisory authority at any time with a complaint. Your supervisory authority will vary depending on your country of residence, your work and the nature of the alleged infringement. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) and their addresses can be found at:
Purposes of data processing by the data controller and third parties
- you have given your express consent,
- processing is necessary to fulfil a contract agreed with you,
- processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation,
processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not having your data disclosed.
Deleting and blocking data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we store your personal data only as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as required according to the various storage periods determined by the competent legal authorities. Once the purpose in question no longer exists or the storage period expires, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted corresponding to statutory requirements.
Collection of general information when you visit our website
Information of a general nature is automatically collected by a cookie when you access our website. This information (server log files) includes, among other things, the type of browser used, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, and other similar data. This is solely for information, which does not allow you to be identified.
This information is produced automatically during Internet use and is required for technical reasons so that the requested web content can be correctly displayed. It is processed for the following purposes in particular:
- Ensuring smooth connection to the website,
- Ensuring our website works properly,
- Evaluation of system security and stability and
- For other administrative purposes.
The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest arising from the aforementioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you personally. The only recipients of the data are the data controller and, if applicable, the external processor.
Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically analysed in order to improve our website and its underlying technology.
SSL and TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content which you send to us as the operator of the website, our website uses SSL and TLS encryption. This means that data which you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the "https://" address line of your browser and the lock symbol in the browser line.
Some cookies are "session cookies." These cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your browser session. On the other hand, other cookies remain on your device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognise you when you return to our website.
You can use a modern web browser to monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are automatically deleted when the program is closed. Deactivation of cookies may result in limited functionality of our website.
Our website used functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses "cookies". These are small text files that your web browser stores on your device and allow for an analysis of website usage. Information generated by cookies about your use of our website is transmitted to a Google server and stored there. The server location is usually in the US.
Google Analytics cookies are set on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour, in order to optimise our website and marketing processes.
We use Google Analytics in conjunction with the IP anonymisation function. Your IP address will be truncated by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and provide additional services associated with the use of the website and internet to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
The setting of cookies by your web browser can be prevented. However, some features of our website may therefore be restricted. Likewise, you can prevent the collection of data regarding your website use, including your IP address and subsequent processing by Google. This is possible by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that can be accessed via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objecting to the collection of data
You may prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents your data from being collected on future visits to this site: to disable Google Analytics.
To fully comply with legal data protection requirements, we have entered into a contract processing agreement with Google.
Demographic features of Google Analytics
Our website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. It can be used to generate reports that contain statements on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. It is not possible to assign or connect such data to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account, or you can generally forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Objecting to the collection of data".
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
When a page with integrated Xing functions is retrieved, a connection is established to the Xing servers. To the best of our knowledge, personal data is not stored. IP addresses are not stored, and usage behaviour is not evaluated.
Questions to the Data Protection Officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please email us or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly:
Alte Darmstädter Str. 44
T +49 (0) 06151 969 98 77