Thank you for visiting our website. In the following we would like to inform you about how we handle your data in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (German DSGVO).
The person named in the imprint is responsible for the data processing described below.
When you visit our websites, so-called usage data is temporarily evaluated on our web server as a log for statistical purposes in order to improve the quality of our websites. This dataset consists of
- the name and address of the requested content,
- the date and time of the query,
- the amount of data transferred,
- the access status (content transferred, content not found),
- the description of the web browser and operating system used,
- the referral link, which indicates which of our pages you arrived from,
- the IP address of the requesting computer, which is shortened so that a personal reference can no longer be generated.
The aforementioned log data is only evaluated anonymously.
We take technical and organisational measures to protect your data from unwanted access as extensively as possible. We use an encryption process on our websites. Your details are transferred from your computer to our server and vice versa over the internet using TLS encryption. You can usually recognise this by the fact that the lock symbol is closed in the status bar of your browser and the address line begins with https://.
Cookies are small text files which are saved on your terminal device and which can be read. A distinction is made between session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are saved beyond the individual session.
We do not use these required cookies for analysis, tracking or advertising purposes.
In some cases these cookies only contain information about specific settings and are not personally identifiable. They may also be necessary to enable user navigation, safety and implementation of the site.
We use these cookies on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 p.1 lit. f DSGVO.
We use the “Matomo” web analysis tool to design our websites in line with demand. Matomo creates usage profiles based on pseudonyms. For this purpose permanent cookies are saved on your terminal device and read by us. The usage information generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and saved for usage analysis purposes in order to optimise our website. These enable us to recognise returning visitors and count them as such. Your IP address is immediately anonymised during this process so that you remain anonymous. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be passed on to third parties.
The data processing is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO or § 15 para. 3 p. 1 TMG if you have given your consent via our banner.
You can cancel your consent at any time. To do so, please follow this link and make the appropriate settings using our banner.
This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Adobe Typekit to ensure uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For the execution of online surveys we use “LimeSurvey” a service of LimeSurvey GmbH (Papenreye 63, 22453 Hamburg, Germany). The type of data collected is determined by the employed methodology and the objective of the survey and will be communicated to you prior to the survey.
As part of the survey, we process your data on the basis of your consent according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 S.1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Please contact the email address given in the imprint for this purpose.
You have the option of contacting us via our contact form. We require the data marked as mandatory fields before you can use our contact form.
We use this data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO in order to answer your enquiry.
Your data will only be processed to respond to your request. We delete your data if it is no longer required and there are no legal retention obligations to the contrary.
You have the right to object at any time with regard to processing pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. Please contact the email address given in the imprint for this purpose.
You have the option of applying for the jobs we advertise using the email address provided or our application portal.
Please refer to the data protection declaration for applicants saved in the application portal for details on the processing of your personal data as part of the application process.
Presence in social networks (social media)
We maintain online presences within social networks and process user data in this context in order to communicate with users active there or to offer information about ourselves.
We operate the following social media pages:
We would point out that user data may be processed outside the European Union. This can result in risks for users because it could, for example, make it more difficult to enforce user rights.
The data you enter on our social media pages, such as usernames, comments, videos, figures, likes, public messages, etc. are published by the social media platform and are not processed by us for any other purpose at any time. We only reserve the right to delete content if this should be required. Where appropriate, we will share your content on our site if this is a feature of the social media platform and communicate with you via the social media platform.
If you send us an enquiry on the social media platform we may also refer you to other secure communication channels which guarantee confidentiality, depending on the content. For example, you can send us your enquiries to the address given in the imprint at any time. Selecting the appropriate communication channel is your own responsibility.
The legal basis for processing your data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Data processing is carried out in the legitimate interest of carrying out public relations work for our company and being able to communicate with you.
Furthermore user data within social networks is usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example usage profiles can be created based on usage behaviour and the resulting interests of the user. The usage profiles can in turn be used to place advertisements within and outside the networks which correspond to the presumed interests of the users, for instance. Cookies in which the usage behaviour and interests of the users are saved are usually saved on the user’s computer for these purposes. Furthermore, data may also be saved in the usage profiles irrespective of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).
We refer to the data protection declarations and information provided by the owners of the respective networks for a detailed presentation of the respective forms of processing and the options to object (opt-out).
Also in the case of requests for information and the assertion of data subject rights we would point out that these can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have access to the user’s data and can directly take appropriate measures and provide information. If you still need help please do not hesitate to contact us.
Unless we have already informed you in detail about the storage period we delete personal data when it is no longer required for the aforementioned processing purposes and there are no statutory retention obligations preventing deletion.
Your rights as an affected person
When processing your personal data the DSGVO grants you specific rights as an affected person:
Right of access (Art. 15 DSGVO)
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed; if this is the case, you have the right to be informed about this personal data and to receive the information listed in detail in Art. 15 DSGVO.
Right of rectification (Art. 16 DSGVO)
You have the right to request the correction of any inaccurate personal data relating to you and, where applicable, the completion of any incomplete data without delay.
Right of deletion (Art. 17 DSGVO)
You have the right to request that personal data concerning you be deleted without delay if one of the reasons listed in detail in Art. 17 DSGVO applies.
Right to restrict processing (Art. 18 DSGVO)
You have the right to request a restriction of processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 DSGVO applies, for example if you have objected to the processing, for the duration of the review by the person responsible.
Right of data portability (Art. 20 DSGVO)
In the specific cases listed in detail in Art. 20 DSGVO you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer of this data to a third party.
Right of cancellation (Art. 7 DSGVO)
If the processing of data is based on your consent you are entitled to cancel your consent to the use of your personal data at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO. Please note that cancellation is only effective for the future. Processing which took place before cancellation is not affected by this.
Right of objection (Art. 21 DSGVO)
If data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO (data processing for the protection of legitimate interests) or on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. e DSGVO (data processing for the protection of public interest or in the exercise of official authority), you have the right to object to processing at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. We will then no longer process the personal data unless there are demonstrably compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
Right of appeal to a supervisory authority (Art. 77 DSGVO)
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO if you are of the opinion that the processing of data concerning you violates data protection provisions. The right of appeal may in particular be exercised before a supervisory authority in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.
Assertion of your rights
Unless otherwise described above, please contact the person named in the imprint to assert your data protection rights.
Data Protection Officer contact details
Our external data protection officer is at your disposal for information on the subject of data protection under the following contact details:
If you contact our data protection officer, please also state the person named in the imprint.