Data Protection

May 5, 2022 2022-06-02 14:05

We are very pleased that you are interested in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH. Use of the Internet pages of  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH is basically possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special company services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. 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, such as the name, address, e‑mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), 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 we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of the rights to which they are entitled by means of this data protection declaration.

The  THIS  IS ! As the person responsible for processing, Digital Media Group GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for the personal data processed via 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 data protection declaration 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 ) was issued. Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general 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, among others, in this data protection declaration:

a) personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). A natural person is considered to be identifiable if, directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more special features, the expression of 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 controller.

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 collecting, recording, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or changing, reading out, querying, use , disclosure by transmission, distribution or any other form of making available, matching 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, which consists in using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal Analyze or predict that natural person’s preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation.

f) Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that 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 kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Controller or data controller

The person responsible or responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, authority, institution 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 naming can be provided for by Union law or the law of the Member States.

h) processors

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

i) Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. However, authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union or Member State law are not considered recipients.

j) third party

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

k) Consent

Consent is any expression of will voluntarily given by the data subject in an informed manner and unequivocally for the specific case in the form of a declaration or other clear confirmatory action with which the data subject 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
Email: info@thisisdmg.com
Website: https://www.thisisdmg.com

3.Cookies

The Internet pages of  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are filed and saved 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 of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited websites and servers 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,  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.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized for 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. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter their access data each 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 the cookie of a shopping cart in the 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  THIS  IS! Digital Media Group GmbH collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by an affected person or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites, which 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,

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) deliver the content of our website correctly, (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. This anonymously collected data and information is processed by  THIS  IS! Digital Media Group GmbH is therefore evaluated statistically on the one hand and also 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 we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by an affected person.

5. Subscription to our newsletter

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

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

When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration assigned by the Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a person concerned at a later point in time and therefore serves to provide legal protection for the person responsible for processing.

The personal data collected as part of registering for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for registration in this regard, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or a change in the technical conditions. The personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be canceled by the data subject 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 revoking consent. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time 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 newsletter of  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in e-mails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be carried out. Based on the embedded tracking pixel,  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH can see if and when an e-mail was opened by a person concerned and which links in the e-mail were called up by the person concerned.

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 newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the person concerned. This 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. The  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH automatically as a revocation.

7. Contact option via the website

The website of  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 person concerned contacts the person responsible for processing by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the person concerned will be automatically saved. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

8. Comment function in the blog on the website

The  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH offers users the opportunity to leave individual comments on individual blog posts on a blog, which is on the website of the controller. A blog is a portal maintained on a website, usually open to the public, 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 data subject leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, information on the time the comment was entered and the user name (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject will be stored and published in addition to the comments left by the data subject. Furthermore, the Internet Service Provider ( ISP) 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 processing, so that he could 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 processing.

9. Subscription to blog comments on the website

The blog of  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH can generally be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, it is possible for a commenter to subscribe to the comments on a specific blog post that follow their comment.

If a data subject decides on the option to subscribe to comments, the person responsible for processing will send an automatic confirmation e-mail in order to check in the double opt-in procedure whether the owner of the e-mail address provided is really responsible for them option decided. The option to subscribe to comments can be unsubscribed at any time.

10. Routine Deletion and Blocking of Personal Data

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

If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period stipulated by the European legislator for directives and regulations or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

11. Rights of the data subject

a) Right to Confirmation

Every data subject has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation giver, to request confirmation from the data controller as to whether personal data relating to them is being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to confirmation, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

b) Right to information

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

the processing purposes
the categories of personal data being processed
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations
if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria used to determine that duration
the existence of a right to correction or deletion of the 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 about 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 a 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 person concerned 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, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

c) Right to rectification

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directive and regulation giver to demand 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 – also by means of a supplementary declaration.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact an employee of the data controller 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 directive and regulation giver to demand that the person responsible delete the personal data concerning them immediately if one of the following reasons applies and if the processing is not necessary:

The personal data were collected for such purposes or otherwise processed for which they are no longer necessary.
The data subject revokes their consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter a  DS-GVO  or Art. 9 Para. 2 Letter a  DS-GVO  and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1)  GDPR  and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2  ) GDPR processing on.
The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
Erasure of the personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Para. 1  DS-GVO  .

If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject requests the deletion of personal data stored at  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH are stored, you can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.

Have the personal data been collected from  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH has been made public and if our company, as the person responsible  , is  obliged to delete personal data in  accordance with Art. 17 Para. 1 DS-GVO , THIS  IS! Digital Media Group GmbH shall take appropriate measures, also of a technical nature, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other persons responsible for data processing who process the published personal data that the person concerned is informed by these other persons responsible for data processing 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  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

e) Right to restriction of processing

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation giver, to demand that the person responsible restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:

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.
The processing is unlawful, the data subject rejects the deletion of the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data.
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 lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1)  of the GDPR pending  the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject requests the restriction of personal data stored at  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH are stored, you can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of  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 directive and regulation giver, to receive the personal data relating to them, which the person concerned has provided to a person responsible, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit 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 in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter a  DS-GVO  or Art. 9 Para 2 letter a  DS-GVO  or on a contract in accordance with Article 6 (1) letter b  DS-GVO and the processing is carried out using automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible.

Furthermore, when exercising their right to data portability in accordance with Art.   20 Para the rights and freedoms of other persons are not impaired by this.

To assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact an employee of  THIS  IS ! Contact Digital Media Group GmbH.

g) Right to object

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directive and regulation giver, for reasons that arise from their particular situation, at any time against the processing of personal data concerning them, which is based on Art. 6 para. 1 letter e or f  DS-GVO  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 demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which 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 uses personal data in order to operate direct advertising, the person concerned 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 associated with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH of processing for direct advertising purposes,  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising from their particular situation, against the processing of personal data relating to them, which is carried out at  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 Para. 1  DS-GVO  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 may contact any employee of  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/ EC , to exercise their right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which has legal effects on them or significantly affects them in a similar way, if the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) due to Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject,is permissible and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject or (3) is carried out 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 a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, the  THIS  IS ! Digital Media Group GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention 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 assert rights relating to automated decisions, they can contact an employee of the data 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 directive and regulation giver to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to assert their right to revoke consent, they can contact an employee of the data 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 take place electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends the corresponding application documents electronically, for example by e-mail 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 transmitted data 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. Another legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG ).

13. Data protection regulations for the deployment 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 place operated on the Internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with one another and to interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it allows 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.

Facebook’s operating company is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park,  CA  94025,  USA . If a person concerned lives outside the  USA  or Canada, the person responsible for processing personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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 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 is informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged on to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific subpage of our website 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 the Facebook component and assigned to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned by Facebook. If the person concerned clicks on 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 personal Facebook user account of the person concerned and stores 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 in to 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 person concerned does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook in this way, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Facebook account before accessing our website.

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

14. Data protection regulations for the deployment 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 collection, collection and evaluation of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data about the website from which a person concerned came to a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage 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 the web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is shortened and anonymized by Google if our Internet pages are accessed from a member state of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze visitor flows on 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 data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyze the use of our website. 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 Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for 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,

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as 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. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described 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 and preventing the collection of data generated by Google Analytics relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on from the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is evaluated by Google as a contradiction. If the information technology system of the person concerned is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject 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 possibility of reinstalling or reactivating the browser add-on.

Further information and Google’s applicable data protection regulations 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 regulations for the deployment 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 place operated on the Internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with one another and to interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it allows the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Among other things, Google+ enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests.

The operating company of Google+ is 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 is informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. More detailed information about 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 subpage of our website 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 the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the person concerned.

If the person concerned clicks on one of the Google+ buttons integrated on our website and thus makes a Google+1 recommendation, Google assigns this information to the personal Google+ user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data. Google stores the Google+1 recommendation of the data subject and makes it publicly available in accordance with the terms and conditions accepted by the data subject in this respect. A Google+1 recommendation given by the person concerned on this website will then be used in other Google services 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. for example the search engine results of the Google search engine, stored and processed in the Google account of the person concerned or in other places, for example on websites or in connection with advertisements. 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.

Google always receives information via the Google+ button 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 on the Google+ button or not.

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

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

16. Data protection regulations for the deployment and use of Instagram

The person responsible for processing has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform and allows users to share photos and videos, as well as redistribute such data on other social networks.

The operating company of the Instagram services is Instagram  LLC , 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park,  CA ,  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 an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Instagram component causes a representation of the corresponding component to be downloaded from Instagram. As part of this technical process, Instagram is informed 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 subpage the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned by Instagram to the respective Instagram account of the data subject. If the person concerned clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information thus transmitted 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 data subject 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 accessing our website.

Further information and Instagram’s applicable data protection regulations can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

17. Data protection regulations for the application and use of LinkedIn

The person responsible for processing 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 establish new business contacts. Over 400 million registered people use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. LinkedIn is currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

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

Each time our website, which is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), is called up, 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 is informed 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 subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned calls up our website 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 person concerned clicks on a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the person concerned 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 data subject 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 accessing our website.

At https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls, LinkedIn offers the option of unsubscribing from e-mail messages, SMS messages and targeted ads and of managing ad settings. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame who may set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn’s applicable data protection regulations are available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn’s Cookie Policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

18. Data protection regulations for the application and use of Pinterest

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

The operating company of Pinterest 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 is informed 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 which specific subpage of our website 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 the Pinterest component and assigned by Pinterest to the respective Pinterest account of the data subject. If the person concerned clicks on 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 accessing 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 regulations for the deployment and use of SlideShare

The person responsible for processing has integrated SlideShare components on this website. As a file hosting service, LinkedIn SlideShare enables presentations and other documents such as PDF files, videos and webinars to be exchanged and archived. The file hosting service allows users to upload media content in all popular formats, with the documents either being made publicly available or privately tagged.

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

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 possibly violating the reproduction rights 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 his own storage space and the load on his own server is relieved as a result. An embed code can be included anywhere 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 when using third-party content at the same time.

Every time you visit our website, which is equipped with a SlideShare component (embed code), this component causes the browser you are using to download correspondingly embedded data from SlideShare. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn is informed 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 person concerned 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 accessing our website.

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

20. Data protection regulations for the deployment 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 limited to 280 characters. These short messages can be accessed by anyone, including people who are not registered on 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 makes it possible to address a broad audience 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 relevant 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 is informed 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,

If the person concerned is logged in to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific subpage of our website 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 the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the person concerned clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information thus transmitted 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 data subject clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Twitter in this way, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Twitter account before accessing our website.

Twitter’s applicable data protection regulations are available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.

21. Data protection regulations for the deployment 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 with existing business contacts and establish new business contacts. Individual users can create a personal profile for themselves on Xing. For example, companies can create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

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

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 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 Xing to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component. Further information on the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing is informed 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 subpage of our website 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 the Xing component and assigned to the respective Xing account of the data subject by Xing. If the person concerned clicks on 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 stores 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 accessing our website.

The data protection regulations published by Xing, which can be accessed 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 notices for the XING share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

22. Data protection regulations for the deployment and use of YouTube

The person responsible for processing has integrated components from YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why both complete film and television programs as well as music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube,  LLC , 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno,  CA  94066,  USA . 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 called up, 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 activated by the respective YouTube component caused to download a representation of the relevant 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 are informed 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 subpage 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 data subject.

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 data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject 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 accessing our website.

The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ , provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

23. Legal basis of 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 another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b  GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary 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, such as the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c  GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company 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  .

Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f  GDPR 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 protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned do not prevail. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular 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 data subject is a customer of the person responsible (recital 47 sentence 2  DS-GVO ).

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

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f  GDPR  , our legitimate interest is conducting our business for the benefit of all 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, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided they are no longer required to fulfill the contract or to initiate a contract.

26. Statutory or contractual requirements for providing the 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 clarify 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).

Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for an affected person to provide us with personal data, which we must subsequently process. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with them. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded.

Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee clarifies to the data subject 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 the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.

27. Existence of automated decision-making

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

This data protection declaration was created by the  BDSG  and  DS-GVO  data protection declaration generator  of the German Society for Data Protection, in cooperation with the law firm for  media  law WILDE  BEUGER  SOLMECKE  | created lawyers.

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