Privacy Policy

 

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Data protection is a special concern of Dr. Fried & Partner GmbH. Our efforts to meet the requirements of the European Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) and the German Federal Data Protection Act in its new version are primarily aimed at respecting your privacy and personal sphere.

For modern companies like Dr. Fried & Partner GmbH, the use of electronic data processing systems (EDP) is indispensable nowadays. It goes without saying that we make every effort to comply with legal regulations.

The use of the Internet pages of the Dr. Fried & Partner GmbH is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special services of our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

We will never sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing or other purposes. If you do not agree with the provisions of the Privacy Policy, please do not send any personal data to us.

 

1 General / Definitions

This privacy policy is based on terms of the GDPR and should be easy to read and understand for any person. Therefore, we would like to explain various terms in advance:

 

a) Personal data

Personal data is 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 reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b) Data subject / person concerned.

Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

c) Processing

Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

e) Profiling

Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.

f) Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Person responsible

The controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.

h) Processor

Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the Controller.

i) Recipient

Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive Personal Data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.

j) Third Party

Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.

k) Consent

Consent shall mean any freely given indication of the data subject’s wishes for the specific case in an informed and unambiguous manner, in the form of a statement or any other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Information about the collection of personal data

(1) In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior, etc..

(2) Responsible acc. to Art. 4 Abs. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) is

 

Dr. Fried & Partner GmbH

represented by the managing directors Dr. Markus Heller, Stephan Haller

Lessingstraße 6

D-80336 Munich

Tel.: +49 (0)89/290 728 0

E-Mail: info@fried-partner.de

Website: www.fried-partner.de

 

(3) Our data protection officer is:

Mr. Lawyer Sascha Weller, IDR – Institute für Data protection law

Ziegelbräustraße 7

85049 Ingolstadt

Tel.: 0841 – 885 167 15

E-Mail: ra-weller@idr-datenschutz.de

Web: www.idr-datenschutz.de

 

(4) When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, name and telephone number, if applicable) will be automatically stored by us in order to answer your questions. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller will be stored solely for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. We delete the data accruing in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are legal retention obligations.

(5) If we use commissioned service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. In doing so, we will also state the defined criteria for the storage period.

(6) As the controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

(7) As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

3. Your rights

(1) You have the following rights with respect to us regarding the personal data concerning you:

 

–      Right to information:

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the GDPR to obtain from the controller, at any time and free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation has granted the data subject access to the following information:

(a) the purposes of processing

(b) the categories of personal data processed

(c) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations

d) if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration

(e) the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her, or the restriction of processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing

(f) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority

g) if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: Any available information on the origin of the data

h) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

In addition, the data subject has the right to be informed whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

 

–    Right to revoke consent under data protection law:

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to withdraw consent, he or she may, at any time and by any means of communication, contact any employee of the controller.

 

–      Right to correction:

The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the rectification without undue delay of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

 

–      Right to erasure / right to be forgotten:

The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, and the controller shall be obliged to erase personal data without delay where one of the following reasons applies:

(a) the personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

(b) the data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

(c) the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2).

(d )the personal data have been processed unlawfully.

(e) erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.

(f) the personal data have been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1).

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to erasure / right to be forgotten, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

If we have made the personal data public and we are obliged to erase it pursuant to Article 17(1) of the GDPR, we shall, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, implement reasonable measures, including those of a technical nature, to inform data controllers which process the personal data that a data subject has requested that they erase all links to or copies or replications of such personal data. Our employees will arrange the necessary measures.

 

–      Right to restriction of processing:

The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following conditions is met:

(a) the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data,

(b) the processing is unlawful and the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data;

(c) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs it for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or

(d) the data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1), as long as it is not yet established whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If a data subject wishes to exercise the right to restrict the processing, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

 

–      Right to object to processing:

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the GDPR to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

We shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

If we process personal data for the purposes of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for such marketing. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to us to the processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the DS-GVO, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee. The data subject is also free, in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise his/her right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

 

–      Right to data portability:

      The data subject shall have the right to obtain the personal data concerning him or her which he or she has provided to a controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and shall have the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that

(a) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b); and

(b) the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures.

When exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller where technically feasible and without prejudice to the rights and freedoms of others.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to data portability, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

 

–      Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the GDPR, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision is.

(1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller; or

(2) is permitted by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, and that law contains suitable measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject; or

(3) is made with the express consent of the data subject.

 

If the decision is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or if it is made with the data subject’s explicit consent, we shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the data subject’s involvement on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decisions, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

 

(2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us. The supervisory authority responsible for our company is as follows:

 

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht

Promenade 18

91522 Ansbach

Tel.: 0981 / 180093-0

Fax: 0981 / 180093-800

E-Mail: poststelle@lda.bayern.de

 

4. Collection of personal data when visiting our website / cookies

(1) In the case of mere informational use of our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO):

–    IP-Address

–    Date and time of the request

–    Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

–    Internet service provider of the accessing system

–    Content of the request (specific page)

–    Access status/HTTP status code

–    Amount of data transferred in each case

–    Website, where request comes from (Referrer)

–    Browser

–    Operating system and its interface

–    Language and version of Browsersoftware.

(2) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which the body that sets the cookie (here by us), certain information flows. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective.

(3) Usage of Cookies:

Basically, the following cookie types/functions are distinguished:

a) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

b) Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a specified period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

c) Necessary cookies are those that are absolutely necessary for the operation of a homepage.

d) Statistical, marketing or personalization cookies are used, among other things, as part of a range measurement and also, for example, when a user’s interests or behavior are to be stored in a user profile. This procedure is also referred to as “tracking”. Insofar as we use cookies or “tracking” services, we will inform you separately in our data protection declaration or in the context of obtaining consent.

e) You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

f) We use cookies to identify you for subsequent visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise, you would have to log in again for each visit.

g) The Flash cookies used are not collected by your browser, but by your Flash plug-in. Furthermore, we use HTML5 storage objects that are stored on your terminal device. These objects store the required data independently of the browser you are using and have no automatic expiration date. If you do not want Flash cookies to be processed, you must install an appropriate add-on, such as “Better Privacy” for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using private mode in your browser. We also recommend that you regularly delete your cookies and browser history manually.

In principle, the data processed with the help of cookies is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f)) or, if the use of cookies is necessary to fulfill our contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b)). If we ask you for consent, the legal basis for the processing of the data is the declared consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit a)).

you naturally have the option at any time to revoke any consent you have given or to object to the processing of your data by cookie technologies (“opt-out”). Your objection can first be declared using the settings of your browser. An objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can also be declared by means of a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ or generally on http://optout.aboutads.info.

 

5. Other functions and offers of our website

(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you usually have to provide further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service and for which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

(2) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored.

(3) The hosting services used by us serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services, which we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.

 

In doing so, we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta data and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in conjunction with Art. 28 DSGVO. Art. 28 DSGVO.

(4) Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer promotions, competitions, contract conclusions or similar services together with partners. You will receive more information about this when you provide your personal data or below in the description of the offer.

(5) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.

6. Data protection for applications

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application procedure. The processing may also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends relevant application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a contact form located on the website. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment contract in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be deleted automatically, provided that no other legitimate interest of the controller is opposed to such deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

The processing of applicant data is carried out in order to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations in the context of the application procedure within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. b. DSGVO Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO insofar as the data processing becomes necessary for us, e.g. within the scope of legal procedures (in Germany, § 26 BDSG also applies).

7. Objection or revocation against the processing of your data

(1) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may revoke it at any time and by any means of communication. Such revocation will affect the permissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have expressed it to us.

(2) Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary, in particular, for the performance of a contract with you, which is shown by us in each case in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will review the situation and either discontinue or adjust the data processing or show you our compelling reasons worthy of protection on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

(3) Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can contact us about your advertising objection at the address given under point 2. (2).

8. Legal or contractual requirements for the provision of personal data/necessity for the conclusion of a contract/consequences of non-provision/deletion

(1) We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is sometimes required by law. However, it may also be possible that a data subject must provide us with personal data in order for a contract to be performed. Failure to provide this data would mean that the contract could not be concluded. Our staff will be happy to assist with questions relating to individual cases.

(2) The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in its processing in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 DSGVO. Unless expressly stated within the scope of 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 retention obligations. If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. I.e. the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for reasons of commercial or tax law.

According to legal requirements, data is stored in particular for 10 years in accordance with §§ 147 para. 1 AO, 257 para. 1 nos. 1 and 4, para. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, commercial books, documents relevant for taxation, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 nos. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (commercial letters).

 

9. Whitepaper

(1) With your consent, you can have our whitepapers sent to you, with which we inform you about our services.

(2) We use the so-called double-opt-in procedure to register for our whitepaper mailing. This means that after your registration, we will send you an e-mail to the e-mail address you provided in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the whitepaper. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month.

(3) The personal data collected in the course of registering for the whitepaper will be used exclusively for sending the whitepaper. No personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will be passed on to third parties.

(4) The only mandatory information for sending the whitepaper is your e-mail address. The provision of further, separately marked data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. After your confirmation, we store your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the whitepaper. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.

(5) You can revoke your consent to the sending of the whitepaper at any time. You can send your revocation to us by any means of communication, for example by e-mail to info@fried-partner.de or by sending a message to the contact details provided in the imprint.

(6) Service provider: Mailpoet

The whitepaper is sent by means of the dispatch service provider “Mailpoet”, a newsletter dispatch platform of the provider Wysija SARL, 6 rue Dieude, 13006 Marseille, FRANCE. You can view the privacy policy of the mailing service provider here https://www.mailpoet.com/privacy-notice/. The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and a contract processing agreement pursuant to Art. 28 para. 3 p. 1 DSGVO.

 

The dispatch service provider may use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i.e. without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the dispatch and presentation of the newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the dispatch service provider does not use the data to write to them itself or to pass the data on to third parties.

 

10. Web Analytics

Use of Google Analytics

(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

(2) The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

(3) You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This means that IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, thus excluding the possibility of personal references. Insofar as the data collected about you is related to a person, this is therefore immediately excluded and the personal data is thus immediately deleted. The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached takes place automatically once a month.

(5) We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained allow us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

(6) Information from the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User terms and conditions: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, overview of data protection: https://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, as well as the data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

(7) This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out via a user ID. You can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under “My Data”, “Personal Data”.

Opt-out cookies prevent future collection of your data when visiting this website. To prevent collection by Universal Analytics across devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: <a href=”javascript:gaOptout()”><strong>Disable Google Analytics</strong></a></p>.

 

11. Social Media

Use of Social-Media-Plug-ins/Links

(1) We currently use the following social media plug-ins/links:

Xing, LinkedIn, Kununu

You can recognize the provider of the plug-in/link by the mark on the box above its initial letter or logo. We open the possibility for you to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in/link via the button. Only if you click on the marked box and thereby activate it, the plug-in/link provider receives the information that you have called up the corresponding website of our online offer. In addition, the data mentioned in section 4 of this declaration will be transmitted. In the case of Xing, according to the respective providers in Germany, the IP address is anonymized immediately after collection. By activating the plug-in/link, personal data is therefore transmitted from you to the respective plug-in/link provider and stored there. Since the plug-in/link provider collects the data in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies via your browser’s security settings before clicking on the grayed-out box.

(2) We have neither influence on the collected data and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full scope of data collection, the purposes of processing, the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the collected data by the plug-in/link provider.

(3) The plug-in/link provider stores the data collected about you as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (also for users who are not logged in) for the display of needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in/link provider to exercise this right. Via the plug-ins/links, we offer you the opportunity to interact with the social networks and other users so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

(4) The data transfer takes place regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in/link provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in to the plug-in/link provider, your data collected by us will be directly assigned to your account with the plug-in/link provider. If you click the activated button and, for example, link to the page, the plug-in/link provider will also store this information in your user account and share it publicly with your contacts. We recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, but especially before activating the button, as this allows you to avoid an assignment to your profile with the plug-in/link provider.

(5) For further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in/link provider, please refer to the data protection declarations of these providers communicated below. There you will also receive further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy.

(6) Addresses of the respective plug-in/link providers and URL with their data protection notices:

(a) Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE; https://www.xing.com/privacy.

  1. b) LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
  2. c) Kununu GmbH, Neutorgasse 4-8, Top 3.02, 1010 Vienna, Austria. Kununu is an application of the Xing service: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung
  3. Integration of Google Maps

(1) On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function comfortably.

(2) By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data mentioned in section 4 of this declaration will be transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) DSGVO (legitimate interests) and Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) DSGVO (consent).

(3) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

(4) There is the possibility of opting out at: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

  1. Plugins and Tools

Google Web Fonts

(1) This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the 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 this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google WebFonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

(2) If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.

(3) Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

 

  1. use of Google reCaptcha

(1) To protect their orders via Internet form, we use the service reCAPTCHA of the company Google Inc. (Google).

(2) The query is used to distinguish whether the input is made by a human or abusive by automated, machine processing. The query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose, your input is transmitted to Google and further used there.

(3) By using reCaptcha, you agree that the recognition you provide will be used for the digitization of old works. However, in the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service.

(4) The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of reCaptcha will not be merged with other data from Google. The deviating data protection provisions of the Google company apply to this data. You can find more information on Google’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

(5) The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

  1. use of ajax.googleapis.com and jQuery.

(1) On this site, we use Ajax and jQuery technologies, which allows us to optimize loading speeds. In this regard, program libraries are called from Google servers. Google’s CDN (content delivery network) is used. If you have previously used jQuery on another page from Google CDN, your browser will fall back to the cached copy. If this is not the case, this will require a download, whereby data from your browser will be sent to Google!Inc. (“Google”). Your data will be transferred to the USA. You can find out more on the pages of the providers.

(2) The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

 

  1. Yoast SEO

(1) On our website, we use plugins from Yoast SEO. This is an offer of Yoast BV, Don Emanuelstraat 3, 6602 GX Wijchen, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0)24 82 00 337 (Chamber of Commerce / KvK: 55404367, VAT Number: NL851692540B01).

(2) This plugin handles the complete technical optimization of our web pages for search engines. It also assists with content development. For more information, please refer to Yoast BV’s privacy policy, which you can view at https://yoast.com/privacy-policy/.

(3) You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

(4) To this extent, we process personal data of users on the basis of our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO.

 

  1. borlabs cookie

(1) This website uses Borlabs Cookie, which sets two technically necessary cookies (borlabsCookie and borlabsCookieUnblockContent) to store your cookie preferences.

(2) The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. The legitimate interest is the user-friendliness of the website as well as the fulfillment of the legal requirements from the DSGVO.

(3) Borlab’s cookie does not process any personal data.

(4) The cookie “borlabsCookie” stores your chosen preference, which you selected when entering the website. The cookie borlabsCookieUnblockContent stores which (external) media/content you would like to have automatically unblocked. If you want to revoke these settings, simply delete the cookies in your browser. When you re-enter or reload the website, you will be asked again for your cookie preference.