Find out everything you need to know about our privacy policy

Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH. Use of the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH is basically possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of our company’s special services via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH applicable country-specific data protection regulations. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, data subjects are informed about their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

The THIS IS ! As the controller, Digital Media Group GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for 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 person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The privacy policy of THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH is based on the terms used by the European legislator for directives and regulations when the General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ) were used. Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms in this data protection declaration:

a) Personal data

Personal data is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). A natural person is regarded as identifiable who, directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier or to one or more special features that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person can be identified.

b) Data subject

A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the person responsible for processing.

c) Processing

Processing is any process carried out with or without the help of automated procedures or any such series of processes in connection with personal data, such as the collection, recording, organization, ordering, storage, adaptation or change, reading, querying, use , disclosure by transmission, distribution or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

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

e) Profiling

Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects that relate to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal To analyze or predict the preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of this natural person.

f) Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in a way in which the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that guarantee that the personal data cannot be assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Controller or controller

The person responsible or the person responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. If the purposes and means of this processing are specified by Union law or the law of the member states, the person responsible or the specific criteria for his appointment can be provided for in accordance with Union law or the law of the member states.

h) Processors

Processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.

i) Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. Authorities that may receive personal data as part of a specific investigation under Union law or the law of the member states are not considered recipients.

j) Third party

A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the person responsible, the processor and the persons who are authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the person responsible or the processor.

k) Consent

Consent is any voluntary, informed and unambiguous declaration of intent given by the person concerned for the specific case in the form of a declaration or other unequivocal affirmative action with which the person concerned indicates that they consent to the processing of their personal data is.

2. Name and address of the person responsible for processing

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH
Nieschlagstr. 26
30449 Hanover
Germany
Tel .: 0511 169299 0
E‑Mail: info@thisisdmg.com
Website: https://www.thisisdmg.com

3. Cookies

The website of the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored and stored on a computer system via an internet browser.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

A cookie can be used to optimize the information and offers on our website in the interests of the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. The user of a website that uses cookies, for example, does not have to re-enter their access data every time they visit the website because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is a shopping cart cookie in an online shop. The online shop uses a cookie to remember the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

4. Collection of general data and information

The website of the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the server’s log files. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website can be controlled, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and ( 4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack. These anonymously collected data and information are used by the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH therefore statistically and furthermore evaluated with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data in the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

5. Subscription to our newsletter

On the website of the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH gives users the opportunity to subscribe to our company’s newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose determines which personal data is transmitted to the person responsible for processing when the newsletter is ordered.

The THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about company offers. Our company’s newsletter can generally only be received by the person concerned if (1) the person concerned has a valid e-mail address and (2) the person concerned registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address entered by a person concerned for the first time for sending the newsletter using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation email is used to check whether the owner of the email address, as the person concerned, has authorized the receipt of the newsletter.

When registering for the newsletter, we also save the data from the Internet service provider ( ISP ) assigned IP address of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later point in time and therefore serves to legally safeguard the person responsible for processing.

The personal data collected when registering for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. Subscribers to the newsletter could also be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a relevant registration, as this could be the case in the case of changes to the newsletter offer or changes in the technical conditions. The personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The data subject can cancel the subscription to our newsletter at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data that the person concerned has given us for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time. There is a corresponding link in every newsletter for the purpose of withdrawing consent. Furthermore, there is the option of unsubscribing from the newsletter dispatch directly on the website of the person responsible for processing or to inform the person responsible for processing of this in another way.

6. Newsletter tracking

The newsletters of the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in such e-mails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This enables a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be carried out. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH recognize whether and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject and which links in the e-mail were called up by the data subject.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the person responsible for processing in order to optimize the sending of the newsletter and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the person concerned. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Affected persons are entitled at any time to revoke the relevant separate declaration of consent given via the double opt-in procedure. After a revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the person responsible for processing. Unsubscribing from receiving the newsletter indicates the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH automatically as a revocation.

7. Contact options via the website

The website of the THIS IS ! Due to legal regulations, Digital Media Group GmbH contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the person responsible for processing by email or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be automatically saved. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the person responsible for processing are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.

8. Comment function in the blog on the website

The THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH offers users the option of leaving individual comments on individual blog posts on a blog located on the website of the controller. A blog is a website that is usually open to the public and in which one or more people, called bloggers or web bloggers, can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blog posts. The blog posts can usually be commented on by third parties.

If a person concerned leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, in addition to the comments left by the person concerned, information on the time the comment was entered and the user name (pseudonym) chosen by the person concerned are stored and published. Furthermore, the Internet service provider ( ISP ) the IP address assigned to the person concerned is also logged. The IP address is stored for security reasons and in the event that the person concerned violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content by submitting a comment. The storage of this personal data is therefore in the own interest of the person responsible for the processing, so that he can exculpate himself in the event of a violation of the law. This collected personal data will not be passed on to third parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the legal defense of the person responsible for the processing.

9. Subscription to comments in the blog on the website

The ones on the blog of THIS IS ! Comments submitted to Digital Media Group GmbH can generally be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, there is the possibility that a commenter subscribes to the comments following his comment on a specific blog post.

If a data subject opts for the option to subscribe to comments, the person responsible for processing sends an automatic confirmation email in order to use the double opt-in procedure to check whether the owner of the specified email address is really the owner of the email address Option has decided. The option to subscribe to comments can be canceled at any time.

10. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The person responsible for processing processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period of time that is necessary to achieve the storage purpose or if this is specified by the European directives and regulations or another legislator in laws or regulations, which the person responsible for the processing is subject to, was provided.

If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or another responsible legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

11. Rights of the data subject

a) Right to confirmation

Every person concerned has the right granted by the European directive and regulation giver to request confirmation from the person responsible for the processing as to whether personal data concerning them are being processed. If a data subject wishes to make use of this right to confirmation, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.

b) Right to information

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations, to receive free information about the personal data stored about him and a copy of this information from the person responsible for the processing at any time. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

  • the processing purposes
  • the categories of personal data that are processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organizations
  • 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
  • the existence of a right to correction or deletion of personal data concerning you or to restriction of processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this processing
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
  • the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) 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

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to information as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject has the right to receive information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transmission.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, he or she can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.

c) Right to rectification

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directives and regulations to request the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data – including by means of a supplementary declaration.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.

d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to demand that the person responsible delete the personal data concerning them immediately, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The data subject revokes their consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a GDPR based, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • In accordance with Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR Objection to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects in accordance with Art. 21 Para. 2 GDPR Objection to the processing.
  • The personal data was processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the person responsible is subject.
  • The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Para. 1 GDPR raised.

If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject requests the deletion of personal data that was collected at the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for the processing at any time. The employee of the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH will arrange for the deletion request to be fulfilled immediately.

Was the personal data from the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH and our company is responsible according to Art. 17 Para. 1 GDPR obliged to delete the personal data, the THIS IS! Digital Media Group GmbH, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, take appropriate measures, including technical ones, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject is different from these other data controllers has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data, insofar as the processing is not necessary. The employee of the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

e) Right to restriction of processing

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations, to require the controller to restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:

  • The correctness of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time that enables the person responsible to check the correctness of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful, the person concerned refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.
  • The person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • The data subject has an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of the person concerned.

Insofar as one of the above conditions is met and a data subject requests the restriction of personal data that is collected during the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH would like to request that they are stored, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The employee of the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH will arrange for the processing to be restricted.

f) Right to data portability

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to receive the personal data concerning them, which have been made available to a person responsible by the person concerned, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance from the person responsible to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter b GDPR and the processing is carried out using automated procedures, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or is carried out in the exercise of official authority that has been assigned to the person responsible.

Furthermore, when exercising their right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 Para. 1 GDPR the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one person in charge to another person in charge, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not impair the rights and freedoms of other persons.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject can contact an employee of THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH.

g) Right to object

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to them, which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 letter e or f GDPR takes place to file an objection. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH will no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or Defense of legal claims.

Processes the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH personal data in order to operate direct mail, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH processing for direct marketing purposes, the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons that arise from his or her particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning him or her that was carried out during the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Para. 1 GDPR to object, unless such processing is necessary to fulfill a task in the public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject can contact any employee of the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH or another employee. The data subject is also free, in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58 / EG to exercise your right of objection by means of automated procedures in which technical specifications are used.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which has legal effects on them or which significantly affects them in a similar manner, if the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible, or (2) is permissible on the basis of Union or Member State legislation to which the person responsible is subject and these legislation take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject or (3) is made with the express consent of the data subject.

If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, the THIS IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH takes appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the person responsible, to express their own point of view and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to assert rights with regard to automated decisions, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the person concerned wishes to assert their right to withdraw consent, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

12. Data protection in applications and in the application process

The person responsible for processing collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application process. The processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends the relevant application documents electronically, for example by email or via a web form on the website, to the person responsible for processing. If the person responsible for processing concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the person responsible for processing does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that deletion does not conflict with any other legitimate interests of the person responsible for processing. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act ( AGG ).

13. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Facebook

The person responsible for processing has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a social meeting point operated on the Internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with one another and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Among other things, Facebook enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA . The person responsible for the processing of personal data is if a data subject is outside of the USA or Canada lives, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Facebook -Component causes a representation of the corresponding Facebook component to be downloaded from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. As part of this technical process, Facebook receives knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned by Facebook. If the person concerned activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Like” button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the person’s personal Facebook user account and saves this personal data .

Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged into Facebook at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Facebook account before calling up our website.

The data guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. Various applications are also available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

14. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The person responsible for processing has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and evaluation of data on the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data on which website a person concerned came to a website (so-called referrer), which sub-pages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a sub-page was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA .

The person responsible for processing uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the person concerned is shortened and anonymized by Google if our Internet pages are accessed from a member state of the European Union or from another signatory to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us that show the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically triggered by the respective Google Analytics component To transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission accounting.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is 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 this personal data collected through the technical process on to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option of objecting to the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google and to prevent such. To do this, the person concerned must download and install a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data or information on website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on will be considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the person concerned is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later point in time, the person concerned must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the person concerned or another person who is attributable to their sphere of influence, there is the option of reinstalling or reactivating the browser add-on.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

15. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google+

The person responsible for processing has integrated the Google+ button as a component on this website. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting point operated on the Internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with one another and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Google+ enables users of the social network, among other things, to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests.

Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA .

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Google+ button to display the corresponding Google+ Download button from Google. As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. More detailed information on Google+ is available at https://developers.google.com/+/.

If the person concerned is logged in to Google+ at the same time, Google recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the person concerned.

If the person concerned activates one of the Google+ buttons integrated on our website and thereby makes a Google+ 1 recommendation, Google assigns this information to the personal Google+ user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data. Google saves the Google +1 recommendation of the person concerned and makes it publicly available in accordance with the conditions accepted by the person concerned in this regard. A Google +1 recommendation made by the person concerned on this website will subsequently be used together with other personal data, such as the name of the Google +1 account used by the person concerned and the photo stored in it in other Google services, For example, the search engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the person concerned or other places, for example on websites or in connection with advertisements, are stored and processed. Furthermore, Google is able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored by Google. Google also records this personal information for the purpose of improving or optimizing the various Google services.

Via the Google+ button, Google always receives information that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Google+ at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks the Google+ button or not.

If the person concerned does not want personal data to be transmitted to Google, they can prevent such transmission by logging out of their Google+ account before calling up our website.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. Further information from Google about the Google +1 button can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

16. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Instagram

The controller has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform and enables users to share photos and videos and also to disseminate such data in other social networks.

Instagram is the operating company for the services of Instagram LLC , 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA , USA .

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically replaced by the respective Instagram component causes a representation of the corresponding component to be downloaded from Instagram. As part of this technical process, Instagram receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognizes which specific sub-page the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned to the respective Instagram account of the person concerned by Instagram. If the person concerned clicks one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it are assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Instagram.

Instagram always receives information via the Instagram component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Instagram at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Instagram, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Instagram account before calling up our website.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Instagram can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

17. Data protection provisions on the application and use of LinkedIn

The controller has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered people use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

The operating company of LinkedIn is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA . For data protection matters outside of the USA is responsible for LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time you visit our website, which is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component causes the browser used by the person concerned to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component. Further information on the LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn gains knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject by LinkedIn. If the data subject clicks a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and saves this personal data.

LinkedIn always receives information via the LinkedIn component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their LinkedIn account before calling up our website.

At https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls, LinkedIn offers the option of unsubscribing from email messages, SMS messages and targeted advertisements, as well as managing advertisement settings. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, who can set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable data protection provisions of LinkedIn are available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The LinkedIn cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

18. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Pinterest

The person responsible for processing has components of Pinterest Inc. integrated. Pinterest is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting point operated on the Internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with one another and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Pinterest enables users of the social network, among other things, to publish image collections and individual images as well as descriptions on virtual pinboards (so-called pinning), which in turn can be shared (so-called repinning) or commented on by other users.

Pinterest’s operating company is Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA .

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Pinterest component (Pinterest plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Pinterest -Component causes a representation of the corresponding Pinterest component to be downloaded from Pinterest. More information about Pinterest is available at https://pinterest.com/. As part of this technical process, Pinterest gains knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Pinterest at the same time, Pinterest recognizes with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on our website, which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting. This information is collected by the Pinterest component and assigned to the respective Pinterest account of the person concerned. If the person concerned activates a Pinterest button integrated on our website, Pinterest assigns this information to the personal Pinterest user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

Pinterest always receives information via the Pinterest component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Pinterest at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Pinterest component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Pinterest, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Pinterest account before calling up our website.

The privacy policy published by Pinterest, which is available at https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Pinterest.

19. Data protection provisions on the application and use of SlideShare

The controller has integrated SlideShare components on this website. As a file hosting service, LinkedIn SlideShare enables the exchange and archiving of presentations and other documents such as PDF files, videos and webinars. The filehosting service allows users to upload media content in all common formats, whereby the documents can either be made publicly accessible or provided with private marking.

SlideShare is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA . For data protection matters outside of the USA LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

LinkedIn SlideShare provides so-called embed codes for the media content stored there (presentations, PDF files, videos, photos, etc.). Embed codes are program codes that are embedded in websites with the aim of displaying external content on your own website. Embed codes make it possible to reproduce content on your own website without storing it on your own server and thereby possibly violating the right of reproduction of the respective author of the content. Another advantage of using an embed code is that the respective operator of a website does not use their own storage space and this relieves the burden on their own server. An embed code can be integrated at any point on another website so that external content can also be inserted within your own text. The purpose of using LinkedIn SlideShare is to relieve our server and avoid copyright infringements while using third-party content.

Each time you visit our website, which is equipped with a SlideShare component (embed code), this component causes the browser you are using to download the embedded data from SlideShare. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn gains knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to SlideShare at the same time, SlideShare recognizes which specific subpage the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned calls up our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by SlideShare and assigned to the respective SlideShare account of the data subject by LinkedIn.

LinkedIn always receives information via the SlideShare component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to SlideShare at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the integrated media data or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their SlideShare account before calling up our website.

LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, who can set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable data protection provisions of LinkedIn are available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

20. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Twitter

The person responsible for processing has integrated components from Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages that are limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available to everyone, including people who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Furthermore, Twitter enables a broad audience to be addressed via hashtags, links or retweets.

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA .

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Twitter component causes a representation of the corresponding Twitter component to be downloaded from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to redistribute the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the person concerned is logged in to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned to the respective Twitter account of the person concerned by Twitter. If the person concerned clicks one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it are assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter always receives information via the Twitter component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Twitter at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Twitter, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Twitter account before accessing our website.

The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter can be found at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.

21. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Xing

The person responsible for processing has integrated components from Xing on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. The individual users can create a personal profile of themselves on Xing. Companies can, for example, create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

Xing is the operating company XING SE , Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Xing Component causes a representation of the corresponding Xing component to be downloaded from Xing. Further information on the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing receives knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned to the respective Xing account of the person concerned by Xing. If the person concerned clicks one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Share” button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

Xing always receives information via the Xing component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Xing at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Xing, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Xing account before calling up our website.

The data protection regulations published by Xing, which are available at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Xing has also published data protection information for the XING share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

22. Data protection provisions on the application and use of YouTube

The data controller has integrated components from YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube permits the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programs, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC , 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA . The YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA .

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically replaced by the respective YouTube component prompts you to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting by calling up a subpage that contains a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned.

YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the person concerned does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their YouTube account before calling up our website.

The data protection provisions published by YouTube, which can be found under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ are available, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

23. Legal basis for processing

Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are required to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfill tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6 I lit. c GDPR . In rare cases, it may be necessary to process personal data in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were injured and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR are based.
Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR are based. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned do not prevail. We are particularly permitted to carry out such processing operations because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, he took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the person concerned is a customer of the person responsible (Recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR ).

24. Legitimate interests in processing that are being pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR is our legitimate interest in conducting our business for the benefit of all of our employees and our shareholders.

25. Duration for which the personal data will be stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline has expired, the relevant data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for contract fulfillment or contract initiation.

26. Statutory or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; Necessity for the conclusion of the contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We explain to you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner).
In order to conclude a contract, it may sometimes be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that we subsequently have to process. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with them. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract could not be concluded with the person concerned.
Before the person concerned provides personal data, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee explains to the person concerned on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.

27. Existence of automated decision-making

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

This privacy policy was created by BDSG us GDPR Privacy statement generator of the German Society for Data Protection, in cooperation with the law firm for Media law WILD BEUGER SOLMECKE | Lawyers created.

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