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PRIVACY POLICY

WWW.DR-PETERS.DE

This information privacy declaration applies to the website of the Dr Peters Group. Here you will find information in conformity with the law, especially Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] covering information related to the access and use of our website and how this information will be used, processed and shared.

Name and contact of data controller in conformity with DSGVO Article 4 Par. 7

Dr Peters Group
Dr Peters GmbH & Co. KG
Stockholmer Allee 53
44 269 Dortmund

Phone: +49 (0)231 - 55 71 73-0
Fax: +49 (0)231 - 55 71 73-99

Information privacy representative

Thilo Noack, SharedIT Professional GmbH & Co. KG, Saebystrasse 17a, 24576 Bad Bramstedt
thilo.noack@shared-it.de

Security and protection of your personal information

We consider that our most important task is to safeguard the confidentiality of the personal information you make available and to protect it against unauthorised access. For this reason, we take the greatest care and apply the most modern security standards to ensure maximum protection of your personal information.

As a privately owned and operated company, we are subject to the provisions of the European General Information Privacy Regulation (DSGVO) and the regulations of the Federal Information Privacy Act [Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - BDSG]. We have developed technical and organisational measures to ensure that the provisions regarding information privacy are observed not only by us but also by our external service providers.

Definitions

The legislation requires that personal information be processed lawfully, in good faith and in a manner that is comprehensible to the data subject (“lawfulness, good-faith processing, transparency”). To ensure this, we inform you regarding the individual legal definitions that are also used in this Information Privacy Declaration:

1.    Personal information
“Personal information” includes all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”; a natural person is deemed identifiable if he or she can be directly or indirectly identified, especially through assigning an identifier such as a name, identification number, location information, on-line identifier or one or more particular characteristics that express the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

2.    Processing
“Processing” describes each operation performed with or without the assistance of automated processes or each such sequence of operations associated with personal information such as collecting, recording, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or changing the readout, query, application, dissemination through transfer, distribution or any other form of provision, comparing or linking, restricting, deleting or erasing.

3.    Restriction of processing
“Restriction of processing” covers the marking of stored personal information for the purpose of restricting its future processing.

4.    Profiling
“Profiling” is any form of automated processing of personal information that allows this personal information to be used to assess specific individual aspects related to a natural person, especially to analyse or predict aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, place or residence or change of location of this natural person.

5.    Pseudonymisation
“Pseudonymisation” is the processing of personal information in a such a way that the personal information can no longer be associated with a specific data subject without the consultation of additional information, to the extent that this additional information is maintained separately and subject to technical and organisational measures that ensure that the personal information cannot be associated with an identified or identifiable person.

6.    File system
“File system” is any structured compilation of personal information that is accessible according to certain criteria, regardless whether the arrangement of this compilation is guided in a centralised or decentralised manner or according to functional or geographic factors.

7.    data controller
“data controller” is a natural person or legal entity, authority, establishment or other place that makes decisions, whether on its own or jointly with others, regarding the purposes and means of processing personal information; if the purposes and means of this processing are prescribed by European Union law or the law of its Member States, the data controller and/or the specific criteria for designating the data controller can be prescribed by European Union law or the law of its Member States.

8.    Information processor
“Information processor” refers to a natural person or legal entity, authority, establishment or other place that processes personal information on behalf of the data controller.

9.    Receiver
“Receiver” is a natural person or legal entity, authority, establishment or other place to which personal information is disclosed, regardless whether a third party or not.  Authorities who receive possibly personal data in the context of a specific investigatory assignment under European Union law or the law of its Member States are not, however, considered as receivers; the processing of this information by the designated authorities takes place consonant with applicable information privacy provisions in accordance with the purposes of the processing.

10.    Third party
“Third party” refers to a natural person or legal entity, authority, establishment or other place other than the data subject, the data controller, the information processor and the persons who hold authorisation under the direct or indirect responsibility of the data controller or the information processor to process personal information.

11.    Consent
“Consent” of the data subject is any voluntary, case-specific, informed and unmistakeable expression of willingness provided in the form of a statement or another clearly confirming action by means of which the data subject lets it be known that he or she agrees to the processing of the relevant personal information.

 
Lawfulness of processing

The processing of personal information is only lawful in the existence of a legal basis for the processing. Legal base for the processing can include the following in accordance with DGSVO Article 6 Par. 1 letters a - f.:

a.    The data subject has given his her consent to the processing of the personal information relating to him or her for one or more specific purposes:
b.    the processing is required for the purpose of fulfilling a contract to which the data subject is a party, or carry outing pre-contractual measures at the request of the data subject;
c.    the processing is to require for the fulfilment of a legal oblation to which the data controller is subject;
d.    the processing is required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person;
e.    the processing is required to perform a duty that has been assigned to the data controller in the public interest or is carried out in the exercise of official authority that has been assigned to the data controller;
f.    the processing is required to safeguard the legitimate interests of the data controller or a third party unless outweighed by the interests or basic rights and basic freedoms of the affected party that require the protection of personal information, especially in cases where the data subject is a child.

Information regarding the collection of personal data

(1) In the following items, we inform you regarding the collection of personal information when you use our website: Examples of personal information include name, address, email addresses, user behaviour.
 
(2) When you contact us via email or a contact form, the information you share (your email address, if necessary your name and telephone number) are stored by us for the purpose of responding to your questions. We delete the information resulting from this association once its storage is no longer required or its processing is restricted, in cases involving legal retention requirements.
 
Collection of personal information through visits to our website


If you use the website for purely informational purposes -- in other words, if you do not register or transmit information to us in other ways, we only collect the personal information that your browser transmits to our server. If you would like to view our website, we collect the following information that we require for technical purposes in order to display our website and ensure stability and security (the legal basis for this is found in DGSVO Article 6 Par. 1 page 1 letter f).
 
–    IP address
–    Date and time of request
–    Time-zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
–    Content of the request (specific page)
–    Access status/HTTP status code
–    of the respectively transmitted data volume
–    Website where the request originates
–    Browser
–    Operating system and its interface
–    Browser software language and version

Access data

The website operator or rather provider of the website collects data about side accesses and stores this as “server-logfiles”.  The data are documented as following:
•    Visited website
•    Time of accessing
•    Used IP-Address (in anonymised form)
The upraised data serve exclusively statistic evaluations and serves to improve the performance of our web site.  The website operator reserves the right to screen the server-logfiles afterwards if concrete indications are indicating unlawful activities. In this respect the logfiles are saved for 7 days, legal basis is Article 6 S, 1 lit. f) DSGVO of protection based on a balancing of interest prevailing interests at a correct visualisation of our offer as well the better security to combat cyber-attacks.

Use of cookies

(1) Beyond the information mentioned above, your use of our website results in cookies being stored on your computer. Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your hard disk by the browser you use, allowing certain information to flow through the position set by the cookie. Cookies can neither operate programs on your computer nor transmit viruses to it. Their purpose is to make the internet service more user-friendly and effective.

(2) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which is explained below:

–    Transient cookies (a.)
–    Persistent cookies (b.).

a.    Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These especially include session cookies. These store what is known as a session ID with which various queries from your browser can be arranged in a common session. In this way, your computer can be recognised again if you return to our website. The session cookies will be deleted when you log out or close the browser.

b.    Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a given time that can vary according to the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

c.    You can configure your browser setting according to your preferences and, for example, accept third-party cookies or reject all cookies. So-called “third-party cookies” are cookies that were placed by a third party, thus not by the actual website where you are at that moment. We point out to you that if you deactivate cookies you will not be able to use all the functions of this website.

d.    We place cookies to be able to identify you in subsequent visits in case you have an account with us. Otherwise you would have to log in again each time you visit our site.

e.    The flash cookies we use are collected not by your browser but by your flash plug-in. In addition, we use HTML5 storage objects that are stored on your terminal. These objects store the required information no matter what browser you use, and they have no automatic expiry data. If you prefer not to have flash cookie processing, you will need to install a corresponding add-on such as “Better Privacy” for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe Flash Killer cookie for Google Chrome. Use of HTML5 storage objects can block you from setting your browser to private mode. In addition, we recommend manually deleting your cookies and browser history on a regular basis.


We used the following described cookies for following purposes:
•    ga (term of two years)
Registered a unique ID, used to generate statistical data like the visitor used the website.

•    gat (term until the end of the browser session)
Used by Google Analytics in order to limit the requirement types

•    gid (term until the end of the browser session)
Registered a unique ID, used to generate statistical data like the visitor used the website.

•    gat gtag (term of two years)
Used by Google Analytics in order to analyse the identification cod of the website of the website visitor

•    1P JAR (term of 30 days)
Is used for the optimisation of Google Double Click advertising to provide relevant adverts for users, improve reports for campaign performance or to avoid showing a user the same ad several times.

•    NID (term 6 months)
The NID-cookie contains a clear ID, where Google stores its preferred settings and other information, your preferred language (for example German) how much search result should be shown per page (for example 10 or 20) or if Google Safe Search filter should be activated.

•    Consent
Safety-cookies from Google to identify the ser, to avoid fraudulent use of registration information and to protect user data against use by unauthorised persons.

•    OGPC, DV
These cookies are used by Google to customise advertising in Google products (Google maps)

•    Uo mailer
The usage of cookies serves to our legitimate interests regarding a balancing of interest of an optimized presentation of our offer as per article 6, 1 S. lit.f. DSGVO.


Additional functions and offerings of our website
(1) Besides the purely information use of our website, we offer various services that you can access if you are interested. To do this, you generally must provide personal information that we use in delivering the respective service and for which the above-mentioned principles of data processing apply.

(2) Sometimes we use external service providers to process your information. We have carefully selected and instructed them, they are bound by our directives and are regularly audited.

(3) We furthermore can share your personal information with third parties if we offer special offers, sweepstakes, contracting or other services in conjunction with partners. You can obtain more information about these by providing your personal information or by reading the offer description below.

(4) Where our service providers maintain their headquarters in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we inform you in the description of the offer regarding the consequences of this situation.

Distribution partner inquiry

If you want to make a sales partner request through our web site it is necessary to fill in your personal data for the conclusion of contract and for the processing of your inquiry. The requested details are necessary mandatory details for the settlement of contract initiation. We will process your personal data for your requirement. Legal basis is article 6, paragraph 1S, lit. b DSGVO.

If a signing of a formal agreement will happen in the follow-up of your inquiry you will receive a separate data protection statement in the scope of the distributor agreement which will inform you about the processing of your information as sales partner.

In case if there is no formal agreement happen your personal data from the inquiry will be deleted within 10 days after the information that the contract does not become implement.
In order to prevent any abuse of unauthorised access by third parties to your personal data, especially financial data, the query procedure will be coded by TLS-technique.

Newsletter

You can subscribe our newsletter with your consent where we inform about topics round about our company and our services as well as offers. We use the so called double-opt-in-procedure with the registration to our newsletter. This means that we send you an email after your registration to the Email given in which you asked for the confirmation that you want to receive our newsletter. If you don’t confirm your registration within 24 hours your information will be locked and delated after a month period automatically. Furthermore, we store your used IP address and timeline of your registration and confirmation. Purpose of this procedure is to prove your registration and clear up a possible misuse of your personal data.

You can revoke at any time your mandatory details for the submission of the newsletter and unsubscribe. The withdrawal can be done by klick onto the link which is made available in every newsletter- E-Mail, in the form on our website, via E-mail to info@dr-peters.de or with a message to the contact data given in the imprint. Legal basis is your consent in line art, 6, paragraph, 1 S. lit, a. DSGVO.

Candidate Management

Dr Peters Group collects, stores and processes personal data of candidates for the purpose of application procedure handling. There also can be an electronic processing. That is the case if the candidate sends corresponding application documents by electronic transmittal, for example via E-mail or with a form you will find on the website to the responsible person of the processing.

In case if Dr Peters conclude a contract of employment with a candidate, the transmitted data are stored with the purpose of the processing of the employment due regard of the legal provisions. If no contract will be done with the candidate, the application documents will be delated automatically within three months after the announcement of the application cancellation in case if no other legitimate interests are opposed. Other legitimate interests are a burden of proof in a procedure of general equal treatment law (AGG). The legal basis of the proceeding of application documents is § 26 BDSG.

Children
In principle, our offer is intended for adults. Persons under 18 years of age should not send personal information to us without the permission of parents or guardians.

Rights of the data subject

(1) Revocation of consent
Where the processing of personal information is based on the provision of consent, you have the right to revoke that consent at any time. By revoking your consent, the lawfulness of the processing that has taken place based on the consent you gave and up to your revocation is not affected.To exercise your revocation right, you can contact us at any time.

(2) Right to confirmation
    You have the right to demand that the data controller to provide a declaration stating whether we are processing affected personal information. You may demand the declaration at any time by means of the contact information provided above.

(3) Right to information
    When personal information is processed, you are entitled at any time to demand disclosure of the following facts about this personal information:

a.    The purpose of the processing;
b.    the categories of personal information that are being processed;
c.    the receivers or categories of receivers to which the personal information was or is still disclosed, especially concerning receivers in third countries or at international organisations;
d.    where possible, the planned duration over which the personal information is being stored or, where this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
e.    the existence of a right to correct or delete the affected personal information or to restrict its processing by the data controller, or a right to object to this processing;
f.    the existence of a right of appeal before a supervisory authority;
g.    where the personal information was not collected by the data subject, all available information regarding the information source;
h.    the existence of automatic decision making including profiling in accordance with DGSVO Article 22 Paragraphs 1 and 4 and -- at least in these cases -- meaningful information regarding the logic involved, the scope and the desired effects of such processing for the data subject.

Where personal data are transmitted to a third country or to an international organisation, you have the right to learn about the applicable guarantees in accordance with DGSVO Article 46 associated with the transmission of the information. We make available a copy of the personal information that is the object of the processing. For all additional copes that you may personally request, we are entitled to ask for a reasonable fee based on administrative costs. If you apply electronically, the information will be made available in a common electronic format unless otherwise indicated. The right under Paragraph 3 to receive a copy may not compromise the rights and freedoms of other persons.

(4) Right to rectification   
    You have the right to demand that we promptly correct affected incorrect personal information. In consideration of the purposes of the processing, you have the right to demand the completion of incomplete personal information -- even by means of a supplementary declaration.

(5) Right to deletion (“right to be forgotten”)
    You have the right to demand of the data controller that personal information affecting you be promptly deleted, and we are obligated to delete personal information promptly, if any of the following reasons apply:

a.    The personal information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
b.    The data subject revokes his or her consent underlying the processing in accordance with DGSVO Article 6 Paragraph 1 letter a or Article 9 Paragraph 2 letter a and there is no further legal basis for the processing.
c.    The data subject lodges an objection to the processing in accordance with DGSVO Article 21 and there is no overriding legal basis for the processing, or the data subject files an objection to the processing in accordance with DGSVO Article 21.
d.    The personal information was unlawfully processed.
e.    The deletion of the personal information is for the purpose of fulfilling a legal obligation under European Union law or the law of its Member States to which the data controller is subject.
f.    The personal information was collected in relation to the information company’s services offered in accordance with DGSVO Article 8 Paragraph 1.

If the data controller has disclosed the personal information and he or she is obligated to delete it in accordance with Paragraph 1, he or she is subject to appropriate measures, taking into consideration the available technology and the costs of implementation as well as the technical nature, to inform those responsible for data processing who are processing the personal data that a data subject has demanded the deletion of all links to this personal information or to copies or replicas of this personal information.

The right to deletion (“right to be forgotten”) does not apply to the extent that the processing is required:

–    For the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;
–    for the fulfilment of a legal obligation under European Union law or the law of its Member States to which the data controller is subject or for performance of a duty that has been assigned to the data controller in the public interest or is carried out in the exercise of official authority that has been assigned to the data controller;
–    for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with DGSVO Article 9 Paragraph 2 letters h and I as well as Article 9 Paragraph 3;
–    For archiving, historical research or statistical purposes falling within the public interest in accordance with DGSVO Article 89 Paragraph 1 to the extent that the right conferred in Paragraph 1 is anticipated to make the realisation of the goals of this processing impossible or to affect them substantially, or
–    to assert, carry out or defend a legal claim.

(6) Right to restrict processing
    You have the right to demand the restriction of our processing of your personal information if one of the following conditions applies:

a.    The correctness of the personal information of the data subject is challenged, including a duration of time required for the data controller to assess the correctness of the personal information,
b.    The processing is unlawful and the data subject declines the deletion of the personal information, demanding instead that the use of the personal information be restricted;
c.    The data controller no longer needs the personal information for the purposes of processing but the data subject needs the information for the purpose of asserting, carrying out or defending a legal claim, or
d.    The data subject has lodged an objection against the processing in accordance with DGSVO Article 21 Paragraph 1 until it is established whether the data controller’s justifying reasons outweigh those of the data subject.

If processing was restricted in accordance with the conditions described above, this personal information -- apart from its storage -- may only be processed with the consent of the data subject or for the purpose of asserting, carrying out or defending a legal claim or to protect the rights of another natural person or legal entity or based on an important official interest of the European Union or one of its Member States. To assert a claim to restrict processing, the data subject can contact us at any time using the contact information provided above.

(7) Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the relevant personal information that you made available to us in a structured, commonly accessible and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit it to another data controller without obstruction by the data controller to which the personal information was made available to the extent that:

a.    The processing is based on consent in accordance with DGSVO Article 6 Paragraph 1 letter a or Article 9 Paragraph 2 letter a or on a contract in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 letter b and

b.    the processing takes place by means of automated procedures.

In exercising the right to data portability in accordance with Paragraph 1, you have the right for the personal information to be transmitted directly from one data controller to another data controller to the extent that this is technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data portability does not affect the right to deletion (“right to be forgotten”). The processing is required to perform a duty that has been assigned to the data controller in the public interest or is carried out in the exercise of official authority that has been assigned to the data controller;

(8) Right of objection
For reasons arising from your specific situation, you have the right at any time to lodge an objection to the processing of personal information affecting you based on DGSVO Article 6 Paragraph 1 letter e or f; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The data controller will not process any further personal information unless he or she can establish compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or unless the processing serves the purpose of asserting, carrying out or defending a legal claim.

If personal information is processed to carry out direct advertising, you have the right at any time to lodge an objection against the processing of personal information affection you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling if it is related to such direct advertising. If you object to the processing for the purpose of direct advertising, the personal information will no longer be used for these purposes.

In connection with the use of the services of the information company, you can, notwithstanding Guideline 2002/58/EC, exercise your right to object through automated procedures that use technical specifications.

For reasons arising from your specific situation, you have the right to lodge an objection against the relevant processing of personal information affecting you for the purpose of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes in accordance with DGSVO Article 89 Paragraph 1 unless the processing is for the purpose of performing a task falling within the public interest.

You may exercise your right of objection at any time by contacting the respective data controller.

(9) Automatic decision making including profiling
You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based exclusively on automated processing -- including profiling -- that has a legal effect on you or that significantly affects you in a similar way. This does not apply if the decision is:

a.    required for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between the data subject and the data controller,

b.    authorised based on the provisions of European Union law or the law of its Member States to which the data controller is subject and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures for safeguarding the rights and freedoms as well as legitimate interests of the data subject or

c.    carried out with the express consent of the data subject.

The data controller will take reasonable steps to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as legitimate interests of the data subject, which minimally include the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the data controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

The data subject may exercise this right of objection at any time by contacting the respective data controller.

(10) Right of appeal before a supervisory authority
Notwithstanding other administrative or legal remedies, you additionally have the right to appeal before a supervisory authority, especially in the Member State of your place of residence, workplace or site of the presumed violation, if the data subject is of the opinion that the processing of the personal information affecting him or her violates this regulation. Your competent supervisory authority is the authority with jurisdiction over your place of residence. You will find a list of all supervisory authorities here www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

(11) Right to effective legal remedy
Notwithstanding an available administrative or out-of-court legal remedy including the right to appeal before a supervisory authority in accordance with DSGVO Article 77, you have the right to an effective legal remedy if you are of the opinion that the rights accruing to you under this regulation were violated as a result of a processing of your personal information that is not consistent with this regulation.

Dr Peter’s portal
At login, your personal access information (username and password) are recorded and compared with the access information we have stored. This is required so that only you (or persons to whom you have given your access data) may access your personal area.
After the login, your access to the available documents are recorded along with the information that you have transmitted to us. This is required for proper functioning. This data processing serves in accordance to art. 6, paragraph, 1 S. lit. f DSGVO in our basis of a balancing of interest by predominantly legitimate interest on the safe usage of our website.

Use of Google Analytics
(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” -- text files that are stored on your computer that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information regarding your use of this website that has been created by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. In the event of an IP anonymisation is activated at this website, however, your IP address will be abbreviated beforehand by Google within the European Union Member States or in other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the United States and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to assess your use of the website to generate reports on website activities and to render further services related to use of the website and Internet on behalf of the website operator.

(2) The IP address transmitted from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

(3) You can block the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we point out to you, however, that in this case it may not be possible to make full use of all the functions of this website. In addition, you can block Google from capturing the information created by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google’s processing of this information by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

(4) Google Analytics uses this website with the suffix “_anonymizeIp ()”. In this way, abbreviated IP addresses will be further processed, eliminating personal references. Therefore, as soon a personal reference appears in the information in the data collected on you, it is immediately excluded and the personal information thereby promptly deleted.

(5) We use Google Analytics to be able to analyse the user of our website and promote constant improvement. Through the statistics we gather, we can improve our offerings and design them to be more interesting to you, the user. In the exceptional cases where personal information is transmitted to the United States, Google has subscribed to the EU-US Privacy Shield: www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is DSGVO Art. 6 Par. 1 p. 1 letter f.
The use of Google Analytics serves for us based on a balancing of interests of overwhelming interest on a continuous improvement of our offer with web analysis.

(6) Third-party information provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Conditions of use: www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, information privacy overview: www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and information privacy statement: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

(7) This website is using Google analytics as well for a device analysis for streams of visitors proceeding with a user-ID. You can deactivate this device analysis of your usage in your customer account under “My data” or “personal data”.

(8) We use Google Analytics for the usage of our website to analyse and to adjust on a regular basis. The usage of Google Analytics is based upon the legal basis of art.6, paragraph 15 1 lit, f DSGVO and serves for our basis of a balancing of interests.

Google Tag Manager

On this website the Google tag manager is deployed. The google tag manager is a solution of Google Inc. for companies to manage website-tags through a control panel. The Google Tag Manager is about a cookie less domain which does not include any personally identifiable information. The Google Tag Manager controls how to trigger other tags possibly gather data. We specifically point this out.  The Google Tag Manager does not access these data. If a deactivation was performed by the user, this shall remain for all tracking-tags which had been implemented by Google Tag Manager.

Please klick here to withdraw of the registration from the Google Tag manager.

The usage of Google Tag Manager is based on the article 6 Paragraph 1 S, 1 lit. f DSGVO and serves our basis of balancing of interests predominantly legitimate interests on measurement of traffic and visitor behaviour, the recording of an effect of online-advertisement and social channels as well as the optimisation of the website.

Use of social media plug-ins

(1) We presently use the following social media plug-ins: [Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn, Youtube]. In this process, we use what is known as the double-click solution. This means that when we visit your page, we initially send no personal information to the plug-in provider.  We recognise the plug-in provider from either the marking on the box above its initial letter or its logo. We offer you the opportunity to use the button to communicate directly with the plug-in provider. Only if you click on the marked field to activate it will the plug-in provider receive the information that you have accessed the website corresponding to our on-line offer. In addition, the information described in Sec. 3 is sent. In the case of Xing, the IP address is anonymised as soon as it is collected according to information provided by the respective provider in Germany. By activating the plug-in in this way, your personal information is sent to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (with American providers in the United States). Since the plug-in provider performs the data collection especially through the use of cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies using your browser’s security settings before clicking on the greyed-out box.

(2) We have no impact on the collected data or the data processing procedures, and we do not know the full scope of data collection, purposes of processing or length of storage time. Nor do we have any information regarding deletion of the collected data by the plug-in provider.

(3) The plug-in provider stores your collected data as a user profile and uses it for advertising purposes, market research and/or needs-driven design of its website. Such assessment especially takes place (even for users who are not logged in) through the presentation of needs-driven advertising and to inform other users of the social network regarding your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of this user profile; this objection must be lodged directly with the respective plug-in provider. Regarding the plug-ins, we offer you the opportunity to interact with the social networks and other users in helping us to improve our offering and to be able to create more interesting designs for you, the user. The legal basis for the use of plug-ins is DGSVO Art. 6 Par. 1 p. 1 letter f.

(4) Information transfer takes place regardless whether you maintain an account with the plug-in provider and are logged into it there. If you are logged into the plug-in provider, the information we collected on you will be mapped by the plug-in provider directly at your existing account. When you click the activated button and link to the page, for example, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and shares it publicly with your contacts. We recommend that after using a social network you regularly log out, especially before clicking to activate the button, since in this way you will be able to avoid being mapped by the plug-in provider.

(5) Further information on the purpose and extent of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be obtained via the following shared information privacy statements by these providers. There you will also receive additional information regarding your rights concerning this matter and possible settings to protect your private sphere.

(6) Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and URLs with their information privacy statements:

a.    Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. Google has subscribed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

b.    Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; twitter.com/privacy. Twitter has subscribed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

c.    Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, GERMANY; www.xing.com/privacy.


d.    LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Sterling Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn has subscribed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Integration of Google Maps

(1) We use the Google Maps offer at this website. In this way, we can display interactive maps directly at the website and provide you with convenient use of the map function. The Usage of Google Maps serves in accordance with article 6, paragraph 1 S. lit. f DSGVO for perception of our legitimate interest within the scope of a balance of interest for a simple and fast findability of our company and other locations.

(2) When you visit the website, Google retains the information that you have requested at the bottom of the corresponding page of our own website. In addition, the information described in Sec. 3 is sent. This takes place regardless whether Google has provided a user account and you have logged into it or whether there is no user account. If you are logged into Google, your information is mapped directly to your account. If you prefer not to have this information mapped with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as a user profile and uses it for advertising purposes, market research and/or needs-driven design of its website. Such assessment especially takes place (even for users who are not logged in) through the presentation of needs-driven advertising and to inform other users of the social network regarding your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of this user profile; this objection must be lodged directly with Google.

(3) Further information on the purpose and extent of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be obtained via the shared information privacy statements of these providers. There you will also receive additional information regarding your rights concerning this matter and possible settings to protect your private sphere: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal information in the United States and has subscribed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Use of Hotjar

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (in particular device's IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.

You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.

Recipient/Information disclosure
Unless already mentioned above your data are fundamentally not forwarded to third parties. Especially your data will not be given to third parties for advertising purposes. We make use of external service providers (processors) for assignments such as the sending of goods, newsletters or payment transactions. A separate assignment information processing agreement is concluded with the service provider to protect your personal information.

Duration for those personal data will be stored

The criteria for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective statutory storage obligations. After the expiration of deadline, the corresponding data are delated on a routine basis, if they are not needed for further processing.