With the following information, we would like to give you as a “data subject” an overview of the processing of your personal data by us and your rights under data protection law. The use of our internet pages is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if you want to use special services of our enterprise 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 your consent.
As the controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, you are also free to send us personal data by other means, e.g. by telephone or by mail.
2. Responsible person
The controller within the meaning of the GDPR is:
3. the data protection officer
The data protection officer is the executive director
You can contact us or our data protection officer directly at any time with all questions and suggestions on the subject of data protection.
4. legal basis of the processing
Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO (in conjunction with Section 25 (1) TTDSG) serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose.
If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for a delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing that is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, e.g. in the case of inquiries about our products or services.
If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for compliance with tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR.
In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and, as a result, his or her name, age, health insurance information or other vital information needed to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 (1) lit. d GDPR.
Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Processing that does not fall under one of the aforementioned legal bases is 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 freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they have been expressly mentioned by the European legislator. In doing so, it took the view that a legitimate interest can be assumed if you are a customer of our company (recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).
5 Disclosure of data to third parties
We do not share your personal information with third parties for purposes other than those listed below.
We will only share your personal information with third parties if:
You have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 Lit. a GDPR,
the disclosure is permitted pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO to protect our legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data,
if there is a legal obligation to disclose pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 c DS-GVO, as well as
this is legally permissible and necessary, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 Lit. b DS-GVO for the processing of contractual relationships with you.
To protect your data and to allow us to transfer data to third countries (outside the EU/EEA) where appropriate, we have entered into order processing agreements based on the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses. If the standard contractual clauses are not sufficient to provide an adequate level of security, your consent may be required under Art. 49 para. 1 a) DS-GVO serve as the legal basis for the transfer to third countries. This sometimes does not apply in the case of a data transfer to third countries for which the European Commission HAS ISSUED an adequacy decision pursuant to Article 45 of the GDPR.
Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned below.
6.1 SSL/TLS encryption
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption to ensure the security of data processing and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders, login data or contact requests that you send to us as the operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that there is a “https://” instead of a “http://” in the address line of the browser and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
We use this technology to protect your transmitted data.
6.2 Data collection when visiting the website
If you only use our website for information purposes, i.e. do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (in so-called “server log files”). Our website collects a series of general data and information each time you or an automated system access a page. This general data and information is stored in the server’s log files. The following data can be collected
browser types and versions used,
the operating system used by the accessing system,
the website from which an accessing system arrives at our website (so-called referrer),
the sub-websites accessed through an access system on our website,
the date and time of an access to the website,
an abbreviated Internet Protocol address (anonymized IP address) and,
the Internet service provider of the accessing system.
When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about your person. Rather, this information is required to
to deliver the contents of our website correctly,
to optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it,
to ensure the long-term functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website, and
Provide law enforcement with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyberattack.
Therefore, the data and information collected will be used by us for statistical purposes only and with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise so as to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 Lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest results from the above-mentioned purposes of data collection.
6.3 Hosting by IONOS
We host our website at IONOS SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur (hereinafter referred to as “IONOS”).
When you visit our website, your personal data (e.g. IP addresses in log files) are processed on IONOS servers.
The use of IONOS is based on Art. 6 para. 1 Lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the most reliable presentation and provision as well as security of our website.
We have concluded an order processing agreement (AVV) in accordance with Art. 28 DS-GVO with IONOS. This is a contract required under data protection law, which ensures that IONOS only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the DS-GVO.
7.1 General information about cookies
Cookies are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your IT system (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our website.
The data processed by the cookies, which are necessary for the proper functioning of the website, are thus required to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
For all other cookies, you must provide your consent via our opt-in cookie banner in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.
7.3 Information on how to avoid cookies in popular browsers
Via the settings of the browser you are using, you have the possibility to delete cookies, to allow only selected cookies or to deactivate cookies completely at any time. For more information, see the support pages of the respective providers:
l Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?tid=311178978.
l Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-at/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac?tid=311178978.
l Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-und-website-daten-in-firefox-loschen?tid=311178978.
l Microsoft Edge: https%C3%
7.4 Cookies are not used
8. contents of our website
8.1 Contact/Contact form
When contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. Which data is collected in case of using a contact form can be found in the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively to answer your inquiry or to contact you and for the related technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If your contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request, this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter concerned has been conclusively clarified and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations.
8.2 Application management / job exchange
We collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application process. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits corresponding application documents to us electronically, e.g. by e-mail or via a web form located on the website. If we conclude an employment or service 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 we do not conclude a contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, unless there are other legitimate interests on our part that prevent deletion. Another legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).
The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 88 DS-GVO in conjunction with. § 26 para. 1 BDSG.
9. Our activities in social networks
So that we can also communicate with you in social networks and inform you about our services, we are represented there with our own pages. If you visit one of our social media pages, we are the controller for the processing operations triggered thereby together with the provider of the respective social media platform within the meaning of Art. 26 DS-GVO with the provider of the respective social media platform.
We are not the original provider of these sites, but merely use them within the scope of the possibilities offered by the respective providers.
The described processing of personal data is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 Lit. f DS-GVO on the basis of our legitimate interest and the legitimate interest of the respective provider in order to be able to communicate with you in a timely manner or to inform you about our services. If you as a user have to give your consent to data processing with the respective providers, the legal basis refers to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR in conjunction with. Art. 7 DS-GVO.
Since we do not have access to the providers’ databases, we would like to point out that it is best to assert your rights (e.g. to information, correction, deletion, etc.) directly with the respective provider. We have listed further information on the processing of your data in the social networks below with the respective provider of the social network used by us:
(Co-)responsible for data processing in Europe:
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
11. plugins for social media
11.1 LinkedIn plugin
We have integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that allows users to connect with existing business contacts and make new business contacts.
With each individual call-up of our website that is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plugin), this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding representation of the component from LinkedIn. You can find more information about LinkedIn plugins at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical procedure, LinkedIn receives information about which specific subpage of our website you have visited.
If you are logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes which specific subpage of our website you are visiting each time you visit our website and for the entire duration of your respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned to your LinkedIn account by LinkedIn. If you click on a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to your personal LinkedIn user account and stores this personal data.
LinkedIn always receives information via the LinkedIn component that you have visited our website if you are logged into LinkedIn at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether you have clicked on the LinkedIn component or not. If you do not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, you can prevent the transmission by logging out of your LinkedIn account before accessing our website.
Plugins and other services
12.1 Google Maps
We use Google Maps (API) on our website. The operating company of Google Maps is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Ireland Limited is part of the Google group of companies headquartered at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive (land) maps to visually represent geographic information. By using this service, our location can be shown to you, for example, and a possible journey can be made easier.
Already when calling up the sub-pages in which the map of Google Maps is integrated, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to Google servers in the USA and stored there. In addition, Google Maps reloads the Google Web Fonts. The provider of Google WebFonts is also Google Ireland Limited. When you visit a page that has Google Maps embedded, your browser loads the web fonts required to display Google Maps into your browser cache. Also for this purpose, the browser you use establishes a connection to Google’s servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data is directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish to have your profile associated with Google, you must log out of your Google user account. Google stores your data (also for non-logged-in users) as usage profiles and evaluates them. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles and you must contact Google to exercise this right.
These processing operations are carried out exclusively with express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 Lit. a GDPR.
12.2 Google WebFonts
Our website uses so-called web fonts for the uniform display of fonts. The Google WebFonts are provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Ireland Limited is part of the Google group of companies headquartered at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
These processing operations are carried out exclusively with express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 Lit. a GDPR.
Your rights as a data subject
13.1 Right to confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed.
13.2 Right to information Art. 15 DS-GVO.
You have the right to receive from us at any time and free of charge information about the data stored about you as well as a copy of this data in accordance with the statutory provisions.
13.3 Right of rectification Art. 16 DS-GVO
You have the right to request that inaccurate personal data about you be corrected. In addition, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, taking into account the purpose of the processing.
13.4 Deletion Art. 17 DS-GVO
You have the right to demand that we delete the personal data concerning you without delay, provided that one of the reasons provided for by law applies and the processing or storage is not necessary.
13.5 Restriction of processing Art. 18 DS-GVO
You have the right to request that we restrict processing if one of the legal conditions applies.
13.6 Data portability Art. 20 DS-GVO
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us to whom the personal data has been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DS-GVO or Art. 9(2)(a) DS-GVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6(2)(a) DS-GVO. 1 lit. b DS-GVO and the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us.
Furthermore, when exercising your right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, you have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.
13.7 Objection Art. 21 DS-GVO
You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) (data processing in the public interest) or (f) (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) DS-GVO.
This also applies to profiling based on these provisions within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 DS-GVO.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or where the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
In individual cases, we process personal data in order to conduct direct marketing. You can object to the processing of personal data for advertising purposes at any time. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, you have the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 Para. 1 DS-GVO, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
You are free to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications related to the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.
13.8 Revocation of consent under data protection law.
You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future.
13.9 Complaint to a supervisory authority
You have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing of personal data with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection.
Routine storage, deletion and blocking of personal data
We process and store your personal data only for the period of time required to achieve the purpose of storage or if this is provided for in the legal provisions to which our company is subject.
If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a prescribed storage period expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Duration of the storage of personal data
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the deadline, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that they are no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.
14. liability seal of Exali AG
14.1. Description and scope of data processing
This page uses an integration of the liability seal of Exali AG. The graphical element of the seal is reloaded from Exali AG servers. For this purpose, due to the technical design of the Internet, your IP address is processed to transmit the graphic to your browser.
If you click on this seal, you will leave our site and be redirected to the servers of Exali AG.
14.2. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO (legitimate interest).
14.3. Purpose of data processing
The data processing serves the purpose of providing proof of the legally prescribed mandatory information on professional liability in accordance with § 2 Para. 11 DL-InfoV) must be provided in a visually appealing manner.
14.4. Legitimate interest
Our legitimate interest for the data processing results from the purpose to offer an appealing online offer and to fulfill our information obligations in a formally appealing way.