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Data Protection Declaration

General

For Flottweg SE, compliance with data protection laws is not only a legal obligation, but also an important trust factor. Our goal is to be transparent; therefore, we are providing following data protection terms to explain the type, scope, and purpose of personal data collected from you and processed within this internet presence, as well as your rights. 

To our imprint

Responsibility for data processing

Flottweg SE, Industriestraße 6-8, 84137 Vilsbiburg (hereinafter "We") is the operator of the website www.flottweg.com, the data controller according to Article 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you have any questions, please contact us at mail@flottweg.com.

Data protection officer

Our data protection officer is Richard Söldner.

You can reach him at:

- Address: Projekt 29 GmbH & Co. KG, Ostengasse 14, 93047 Regensburg

- Phone: +49 941 29 86 93 0

- Fax: +49 941 29 86 93 16

- Email: rs@projekt29.de

The rights of data subjects

Your rights as the subject person

As a data subject, you have the following rights with respect to your your personal data. You have:

  • A right to be informed, inter alia, of the categories of data processed, the purposes of processing, duration of storage and the possible recipients, in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO and § 34 BDSG.
  • A right to correction or deletion of inaccurate or incomplete data, in accordance with Art. 16 and 17 DSGVO and § 35 BDSG.
  • Under the conditions of Art. 18 DSGVO or § 35 para. 1 sentence 2 BDSG a right to limitation of processing.
  • A right to object to the processed of data if processing is based on legitimate interest under the conditions of Art. 21 DSGVO.
  • A right to revoke a consent given with effect for the future pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO.
  • A right to data transferability in a common format in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO.
  • Pursuant to Art. 22 DSGVO, you have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processingthat has legal effect on you or similarly significantly affects you. This also includes profiling within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 DSGVO.
  • You also have the right, pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO, to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, workplace or the place of the suspected infringement.

Procedure:

If you assert your rights under the DSGVO and the BDSG against us, we will process the data you transmit to us in order to fulfill your claim.

Subsequently, we store the data transmitted by you to us and the data transmitted by us to you, in return for the purpose of documentation until the expiry of the administrative offense limitation period (three years).

The legal basis for the processing and storage of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO (Legitimate interest in data processing). The legitimate interest arises from our obligation to comply with your request and the need to be able to exonerate ourselves in any potential penalty proceedings by proving that we have properly complied with your request.

You can object to your data being processed by us even when the processing is based on our legitimate interest at any time under the conditions of Art. 21 DSGVO. Please use the contact data given in the imprint. We would like to point out, however, that the processing of your data to prove compliance with the rights of data subjects is mandatory within the meaning of Art. 21 (1) DSGVO, as other means of proof do not exist or are not equally suitable.

Data protection measures

We secure our website and other systems – and thus also your data – against loss, destruction, access, alteration or distribution by unauthorized persons using technical and organizational measures. Your personal data will be transmitted through the internet in encrypted form. We use the TLS (Transport Layer Security) coding system.

Because the transmission of information over the internet is never completely secure, we cannot provide a 100 percent guarantee of the security of data transmitted from our website.

Methods of data processing

Sources and categories of personal data

We process your personal data to the extent necessary for the establishment, content, or modification of a contractual relationship between us and you (inventory data). Inventory data may be: Name, title, contact details (mailing address, telephone, email address), date of birth, etc.

We also process your usage data. Your usage data are generated while you are using our website and our services. Such data include your IP address, the start and end of your visit to our website, and information about content you have accessed on our website.

We collect the above-mentioned data either directly from you as you visit the website or, as far as permitted by data protection laws, from third parties or publicly accessible sources (e.g., trade and association registers, media releases or reports or the internet).

Transfer of data to countries outside the EU

All information that we receive from you or about you is generally processed on servers within the European Union. Your data will only be transferred to or processed in other countries without your express consent if this is provided for by law, and if an appropriate level of data protection is ensured in the other country. 

Transfer of data, order processing

We never pass on your personal data to third parties without authorization. However, we may disclose your data to third parties if you have consented to the disclosure of your data, if the disclosure is necessary to fulfill our legal obligations or if we are entitled or obliged to disclose your data due to statutory provisions or official or court orders. In particular, this may involve providing information for the purposes of criminal prosecution, safeguarding against danger or enforcing intellectual property rights.

We may also transfer your data to external service providers who process data on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions (contract processors) in order to streamline or assist our own data processing. Each processor shall be bound by a contract compliant with Article 28 GDPR. This means, in particular, that the processor must guarantee they will use suitable measures to ensure that your rights as a data subject are guaranteed and that the processing is carried out in accordance with the GDPR. Although we use contract processors, we remain in control of the processing of your personal data within the bounds of data protection laws.

Purpose of data processing

We always use the data only for the purpose for which the data was collected from you. We may process the data for another purpose, unless this other purpose is incompatible with the original purpose (Article (5)(1)(c) GDPR).

Storage period

Unless we state otherwise in detail, we will only store data collected from you for as long as is necessary for the purpose in question, unless statutory retention obligations prohibit its deletion.

Individual processing activities

In the following we would like to show you as transparently as possible which data we process from you on which occasion, on which basis and the purpose.

Server log files

Each time a website is accessed and each time data is retrieved from a server, general information is automatically transmitted to the server providing it. This data transfer takes place automatically and is a fundamental component of communication between devices on the Internet.

The data transferred by default includes the following information: Your IP address, product and version information about the browser used and the operating system (the user agent), the website from which your access took place (the referrer), date and time of the request (the timestamp). In addition, the http status and the amount of data transferred are recorded as part of this request.

This information is logged by the server, written to a table and temporarily stored there (the server log files). By analyzing these log files, we are able to detect and subsequently correct website errors, determine website usage at specific times and make adjustments or improvements based on this, and ensure server security by tracking the IP address from which attacks were made on our server.

Your IP address will only be stored for the time you use the website and will be deleted immediately afterwards or made partially unrecognizable by abbreviating it. The remaining data is stored for a limited period of time (usually 7 days).

The legal basis for the processing and storage of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO (Legitimate interest in data processing). The legitimate interest arises from the necessity for the operation and maintenance of our website, as we have explained above. You can object to your data being processed by us at any time even when the processing is based on our legitimate interest under the conditions of Art. 21 DSGVO. Please use the contact data given in the imprint. However, we would like to point out in advance that the processing of your data in server log files is mandatory within the meaning of Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO, as otherwise the website cannot be operated at all.

 

Cookies

We use "cookies" to improve the user-friendliness of our website.

What are cookies

Put very simply, a cookie is a small text file that stores data about web pages visited. Cookies can be used in many ways. For example, they can store a type of "user profile", including information like your preferred language and page settings that are required by our website to provide certain services to you. The cookie file is stored on your end device and can also help to recognize you when you visit our website again.

Cookies may also enable us to obtain information about your preferred activities on our website and thus tailor our website to your individual interests or even increase the speed of the navigation of our website.

How you can avoid cookies

You can manually delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

You can also prevent the storage of cookies from the outset by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. However, please note that you may then not be able to use all the functions of our website to their full extent or that errors may occur in the presentation and use of the website.

Third party cookies

It is possible that third-party providers, with the help of which we design and operate our site, (see below in the section "Third Party Services"), may independently store their own cookies on your terminal device, particularly by use of plugins. If you only want to accept our own cookies, but not cookies from these third parties, you can prevent the storage of these cookies by selecting the appropriate browser setting "Block third-party cookies".

Which cookies are used

In detail, our website sets the following cookies:

Name:

Explanation

Origin (Domain)

Validity/

Storage Duration

Third-party Access

_gat_UA-

This cookie is used to make it possible to analyse the website by limiting the number of queries.

.flottweg.com

1 Day

Yes, Google

_ga

This cookie is used to make possible an analysis of the use of the website. It assigns users a randomly generated identification number.

.flottweg.com

2 Years

Yes, Google

_gcl_au

This cookie is used to make possible an analysis of the use of the website. It experiments with advertising efficiency.

.flottweg.com

3 Months

Yes, Google

_gid

This cookie makes it possible to analyse the website by registering a unique user ID, which is then used to generate statistical data on the use of the website by the user.

.flottweg.com

1 Day

Yes, Google

cmapi_cookie_privacy

This cookie makes it possible to set and save the cookies selected by the user according to the cookie settings.

www.flottweg.com

1 Year

Yes, Trustarc

cmapi_gtm_bl

This cookie makes it possible to properly submit the selected cookie setting to the Google Tag Manager. This prevents the triggering of cookies that have not been selected.

www.flottweg.com

1 Year

Yes, Trustarc

long_redirect

This cookie is used to save your preferred language. This eliminates the need for further queries on the preferred language.

www.flottweg.com

Unlimited

No

notice_preferences

This cookie is used to manage the display of the cookie consent banner and to save the chosen settings.

.flottweg.com

1 Year

Yes, Trustarc

notice_gdpr_prefs

This cookie makes it possible to correctly submit the cookie categories selected by the user (Required, Functional, Marketing).

.flottweg.com

1 Year

Yes, Trustarc

resolution

This cookie is used to read the resolution of your screen ("user screen") of the respective terminal device you are using, so that the respective web page called up can be displayed accordingly.

www.flottweg.com

End of session

No

 

TAconsentID

This cookie is used to store a general identifier in the user's browser. This makes it easier to provide the user with his/her consent history upon request.

.flottweg.com

1 Year

Yes, Trustarc

_fbp This is used by Facebook in order to display a series of advertising products, such as real-time offers of third-party advertisers. .flottweg.com 3 month Yes,  Facebook

_uetsid

This cookie is used by Bing to determine what ads should be shown that may be relevant to the end user perusing the site.

.flottweg.com

1 Day

Yes, Bing

_uetvid

This cookie is used by Bing to determine what ads should be shown that may be relevant to the end user perusing the site.

.flottweg.com

2 Weeks

Yes, Bing

UserMatchHistory

This cookie synchronizes Linkedin ad IDs. It is used to track visitors across multiple web pages and serve relevant ads based on the visitor's preferences. These cookies are only set when you are logged in to LinkedIn.

.linkedin.com

30 days

Yes, LinkedIn

li_sugr

 

This cookie is a cookie for the browser identification.  It is used by Linkedin Insight Tag when the IP address is not in a specific country.   These cookies are only set when you are logged in to LinkedIn.

 

.linkedin.com

3 month

Yes, Linkedin

BizographicsOptOut

This cookie is used to determine the opt-out status for third-party tracking. These cookies are only set when you are logged in to LinkedIn.

.linkedin.com

10 Years

Yes, Linkedin

li-oatml

The cookie is an indirect identifier to identify members for conversion tracking, retargeting and analysis. These cookies are only set when you are logged in to LinkedIn.

.linkedin.com

1 month

Yes, Linkedin

li_fat_id

The cookie is an indirect identifier to identify members for conversion tracking, retargeting and analysis. These cookies are only set when you are logged in to LinkedIn.

.flottweg.com

1 month

Yes. Linkedin

U

This cookie is a cookie for the browser identification.  It is used by Linkedin Insight Tag when the IP address is not in a specific country. 

LinkedIn Insight Tag, when IP address is not in a Designated Country. These cookies are only set when you are logged in to LinkedIn.

.adsymptotic.com

3 month

Yes, Linkedin

 

bcookie

This cookie is a browser ID cookie. It is used by Linkedin to track services embedded on the site. These cookies are only set when you are logged in to LinkedIn.

.linkedin.com

2 years

Yes, Linkedin

Bscookie

This cookie is a browser cookie with the attribute 'secure'. It is used by Linkedin to track services embedded on the site. These cookies are only set when you are logged in to LinkedIn.

.linkedin.com

2 years

Yes. Linkedin

Lang (2x)

This Linkedin cookie stores the language version of a website selected by the user. These cookies are only set when you are logged in to LinkedIn.

ads.linkedin.com
linkedin.com

Session

Yes, Linkedin

Lidc

This cookie is used by Linkedin for routing. It is needed to track services embedded on the site. These cookies are only set when you are logged in to LinkedIn.

.linkedin.com

1 day

Yes, Linkedin

JSESSIONID

 

This is a general-purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. It is used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. These cookies are only set when you are logged in to LinkedIn.

 

Linkedin.com

Session

Yes, Linkedin

c_user

The c_user cookie contains the user ID of the currently logged in user. It is only set when you are logged in to Facebook.

Facebook.com

3 months (if Remember me option is set) / Session

 

Yes, Facebook

Datr

The purpose of the datr cookie is to identify the web browser being used to connect to Facebook independent of the logged in user. . It is only set when you are logged in to Facebook.

Facebook.com

2 years

Yes, Facebook

Fr

This cookie is a an encrypted Facebook ID and Browser ID. It is used to follow the user's surfing behaviour accross other websites. It helps Facebook to provide more personalized ads and measure and improve advertisments.

Facebook.com

3 Month

Yes, Facebook

locale

This cookie contains the display locale of the last logged in user on this browser. This cookie appears to only be set after the user logs out.

Facebook.com

1 week

Yes, Facebook

Presence

The presence cookie is used to contain the user’s chat state. For example, which chat tabs are open. It is only set if you are logged into Facebook.

Facebook.com

Session

Yes, Facebook

Sb

It is used to measure, optimize and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. In particular it enables Flottweg to see how our users move between devices when accessing the Flottweg website and Facebook, to ensure that Flottweg's Facebook advertising is seen by our users most likely to be interested in such advertising by analysing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on the web site. It is only set if the user is logged into Facebook

Facebook.com

2 years

Yes, Facebook

Spin

It is used to measure, optimize and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. In particular it enables Flottweg to see how our users move between devices when accessing the Flottweg website and Facebook, to ensure that Flottweg's Facebook advertising is seen by our users most likely to be interested in such advertising by analysing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on the web site. It is only set if the user is logged into Facebook

Facebook.com

1 day

Yes, Facebook

Wd

This cookie stores the browser window dimensions and is used by Facebook to optimise the rendering of the page. It is only set if the user is logged into Facebook

Facebook.com

1 week

Yes, Facebook

xs

This cookie contains the session number, the sesscion secret and  a 'secure' flag  if the user has enabled the secure browsing feature. The cookie is only set if the user is logged into Facebook.

Facebook.com

3 months (if Remember me option is set) / Session

 

Yes, Facebook

act

 

The cookie contains a unix timestamp value representing the time at which the user logged in.

This cookie is used to distinguish between two sessions for the same user, created at different times It is only set when you are logged in to LinkedIn.

Facebook.com

Session

Yes, Facebook

_pk_id.10.6d63 

This cookie is used to analyze and develop our website by recognizing the user, storing the number of users, the number of days since the last visit of a user, and the number of visits of a user. flottweg.com 13 month Yes, Matomo
 
_pk_ses.10.6d63
 
This cookie is used to analyze the website by enabling the recording of the user's new website visits by storing whether 30 minutes or more have passed since the user's last visit and how many of these visits take place. flottweg.com Session Yes, Matomo

 

Legal basis

The legal basis for the use of cookies that are absolutely necessary for the function of the website (e.g. shopping cart cookie, session cookie) is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO (legitimate interest in data processing). The legitimate interest results from our need to be able to offer you a functioning website. Cookies are necessary because they are an integral part of current Internet technology and without cookies, many functions of current websites would not be available. We therefore need cookies to be able to provide you with the website at your request.

You can object to your data being processed by us at any time even when the processing is based on our legitimate interest under the conditions of Art. 21 DSGVO. Please use the contact data given in the imprint.

However, we would like to point out that the processing of your data in certain cookies is mandatory in the sense of Art. 21 Para. 1 DSGVO, as otherwise the website cannot be operated at all and we do not have the technical means to prevent the setting of cookies on certain individual terminal devices. However, you may be able to do this yourself in your browser. For more information, please refer to the manual of your browser.

The legal basis for the use of cookies that are absolutely necessary for the function of the website (e.g. shopping cart cookie, session cookie) is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO (legitimate interest in data processing). We ask you to agree to the use of unnecessary cookies the first time you access the website by means of a displayed information text. You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting all cookies in your browser. How this works in your browser, can be found in the browser instructions.

 

Web Storage

What is web storage

Web storage is a technique for web applications that stores data in a web browser. Web storage can be seen as a simplified further development of cookies, but differs in a number of ways.

Unlike cookies, which can be accessed by both server and client, web storage is completely controlled by the client. This means that data is not transferred to the server every time the website is called up. The access is exclusively local via scripts on the website. In concrete terms, this means that access by third parties to the stored information via the website is excluded. Only you and we can access the locally stored data.

Legal basis

The legal basis for the use of cookies that are absolutely necessary for the function of the website (e.g. shopping cart cookie, session cookie) is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO (legitimate interest in data processing). The legitimate interest results from our need to be able to offer you a functioning website. Cookies are necessary because they are an integral part of current Internet technology and without cookies many functions of current websites would not be available. We therefore need cookies to be able to provide you with the website at your request.

You can object to your data being processed by us at any time, even when the processing is based on our legitimate interest under the conditions of Art. 21 DSGVO. Please use the contact data given in the imprint.

However, we would like to point out that the processing of your data in certain cookies is mandatory in the sense of Art. 21 Para. 1 DSGVO, as otherwise the website cannot be operated at all and we do not have the technical means to prevent the setting of cookies on certain individual terminal devices. However, you may be able to do this yourself in your browser. For more information, please refer to your browser manual.

 

Contact

Our website offers possibilities to get in contact with us directly. By contacting us, you agree to the processing and storage of your transmitted data (especially your email address) for the purpose of processing your request. You can object to this processing at any time with effect for the future. Please use our contact data in the imprint. However please note that we will then no longer process your request.

We process the data transmitted by you to us exclusively until the respective purpose of your contact is achieved, unless legal retention periods conflict with this. If the purpose of your contact is to assert your rights as a data subject, the content of section "Your rights as a data subject" applies.

We require the following information from you:

  • Email: The entry of your email address is necessary for us to be able to contact you. We will use your information exclusively for this purpose.
  • Surname: The entry of your surname is necessary for us to be able to assign your inquiry correctly. We will use your information exclusively for this purpose.
  • Subject of the request: The indication of the subject of the inquiry is necessary to be able to assign your inquiry to the correct contact person in the company. We will use your information exclusively for this purpose.
  • Company: if necessary, we need the information about your company in order to be able to assign your inquiry correctly. We will use your information exclusively for this purpose.
  • Country: if necessary, we need to know the country in order to assign your inquiry to the right contact person. We will use your information exclusively for this purpose.
  • Area of application/use: if necessary, we need to know the area of application/use in order to be able to assign the inquiry to the correct contact person. We will use your information exclusively for this purpose.
  • Machine number: if necessary, we need the machine number to be able to assign your inquiry to the correct order. We will use your information exclusively for this purpose.

 

Newsletter

We offer to keep you regularly up-to-date via our newsletter and inform you about special offers. The legal basis for the use of your email address is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) DSGVO (consent of the person concerned). You can revoke your consent to this processing at any time with effect for the future. To contact us, please use the link in each newsletter email or use the contact details given in the imprint.

To subscribe to the newsletter, you can add your email address to our distribution list. You must then confirm the registration again (double opt-in method). We only use the data you provide to send out the newsletter. Your data will be stored in our CRM system and may be transferred to our subsidiaries located in European economic areas and in third countries. Such data transmissions are in accordance with the GDPR, with adequacy decisions issued by the European Commission or with the use of EU standard contractual clauses.

Further information on data transfer can be found below in the section "Third Party Services - External Newsletter Service".

Further information on data processing in connection with the receipt of our newsletter can be found below in the section "Third Party Services - Analysis Services".

You can object to your data being processed by us at any time even when the processing is based on our legitimate interest under the conditions of Art. 21 DSGVO. Please use the contact data given in the imprint.

Third-party services

To simplify our data processing and to extend the functional scope of our website, we use services/resources from third parties, for example plug-ins, external content, software or other external service providers (services). Personal data may also be transmitted to the service provider. In order to protect your data, we have, if necessary, contractually obliged the service providers pursuant to Art. 28 DSGVO to process your data only in accordance with our instructions.

We expressly point out that we are, as a rule, only responsible for data collection and transmission by the service in the sense of the DSGVO, but not for any processing by the respective service provider that may occur at a later date.

In detail we use the following services:

Google services

Our website uses the following services provided by Google Ireland Limited ("Google EU"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. This company represents in the EU the company Google LLC ('Google US'), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. EU standard contractual clauses on data protection have been concluded with the company Google in the USA.

By using the services, data is transmitted to Google EU and possibly from Google EU to Google US. The Google Group may process the data transmitted in order to create anonymous user profiles for statistical purposes. If you also have a Google Account and are logged in to it, Google can associate the information you submit with your account - even across devices. We have no influence on this data processing. Google EU is therefore responsible for this data processing.

You can find more information on the handling of user data in the Google privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

You can manage your Google advertising settings on the following web page: https://adssettings.google.com/?hl=de (This setting is deleted when you delete your cookies)

We use:

Google Analytics

Our website uses the service "Google Analytics" from Google. Google Analytics uses cookies (see above under "Cookies") to enable us to analyze the use of the website by website visitors. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the user is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Among other things, the following can be transmitted: Your IP address, product and version information about the browser and operating system used (so-called user agent), the website from which you accessed the site (so-called referrer), date and time of the request and possibly your Internet service provider.

On our website, IP anonymization has been activated so that your transmitted IP address is shortened and thus partly made unrecognizable, i.e. anonymized, before it is transferred outside the scope of the DSGVO. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address first be transferred to a Google server in the USA and immediately shortened there.

Google will use the transmitted information on our behalf to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with further services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.

For more information on terms of use and privacy at Google Analytics, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or under https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=de

You can prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to the use of the website (including IP address) from being transmitted to Google or processed by Google by downloading the browser plugin available under the following link and installing it in your browser. The current link is: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You can also prevent the setting of cookies altogether (see above "How to avoid cookies").

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link An opt-out cookie is used to prevent the collection of your information on future visits to this site: Deactivate Google Analytics

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) DSGVO (consent of the person concerned). We ask you to agree to the use of the service when you access the website for the first time by means of a displayed information text. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by deleting all cookies in your browser. How this works in your browser, can be found in the browser instructions.

Google Fonts

Oue webseite uses the external font service „Google Fonts“ from Google. This service enables us to present our website in a uniform and attractive way, even with very differently configured user end devices, by loading fonts from an external server instead of from the user's end device. For this purpose, the required fonts are usually requested from a Google server in the USA. As a result of this request, the following information, among others, is transmitted to the Google server and stored there: Your IP address, product and version information about the browser and operating system used (so-called user agent), the website from which you accessed the site (so-called referrer), date and time of the request and possibly your Internet service provider.

The legal basis for the processing and storage of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO (Legitimate interest in data processing). The justified interest results from our need for an attractive and uniform presentation of our online offerings. You can object to your data being processed by us at any time even when the processing is based on our legitimate interest under the conditions of Art. 21 DSGVO. Please use the contact data given in the imprint.

Google Tag Manager

Our website uses the service „Google Tag Manager“ from Google. This service does not itself process any personal data. However, the Google Tag Manager will trigger scripts that are required by other services to collect data. Google Tag Manager cannot access this data.

Google Optimize

Our website uses the web analysis and optimization service "Google Optimize", which is provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter "Google Optimize"). We use the Google Optimize service to enhance the attractiveness, content and functionality of our website by bringing new features and content to a percentage of our users and statistically evaluating changes in usage. Google Optimize is a sub-service of Google Analytics (see section Google Analytics).

Google Optimize uses cookies to help optimize and analyze how you use our website. The information generated by these cookies about your use of our website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We use Google Optimize with activated IP anonymization, so that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on optimisation tests and related website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your internet browser settings accordingly. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of our website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. You can find more detailed information about the data collection and processing by Google in the Google data protection information, which you can download at www.google.com/policies/privacy.

YouTube

Our website uses the video service "YouTube" from Google. YouTube is used to integrate videos at various points in our website. When videos are played, the following information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there for several months: Your IP address, product and version information about the browser and operating system used (so-called user agent), the website from which you accessed the site (so-called referrer), date and time of the request and possibly your Internet service provider. YouTube uses this information, among other things, to gather statistics and to improve the service.

This service uses your browser's web storage. See the „Web Storage” section above for more information.

The legal basis for the processing and storage of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO (Legitimate interest in data processing). The justified interest results from our need for an appealing presentation of our online offerings and the easy retrieval of the locations indicated on our homepage. You can object to your data being processed by us at any time even when the processing is based on our legitimate interest under the conditions of Art. 21 DSGVO. Please use the contact data given in the imprint.

 

External Newsletter Service

We use external service providers who make it possible for us to provide you with a newsletter containing up-to-date information and offers. The newsletter mailing service is usually a cloud-based service. This makes it possible to create, send and manage newsletters. The software is provided via the Internet, so that we use the service via a web interface on the respective provider's external server, which means that data processing may also take place outside the EU. In particular, it may be necessary to transmit the data you entered when registering for the newsletter to the respective provider. We have executed a so-called order processing contract with the respective provider to ensure that they process your data only according to our instructions.

Since we ask for your consent before sending our newsletter, the legal basis for the processing of data in connection with the sending of the newsletter is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) DSGVO (consent of the data subject). You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. To do this, please use the unsubscribe link in the newsletter or contact us.

The legal basis for the transfer of data within the context of the use of cloud newsletter software is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO (legitimate interest in data processing), unless otherwise specified for the respective service. The legitimate interest results from our need to simplify and to reduce our data processing. You can object to your data being processed by us at any time, even when the processing is based on our legitimate interest under the conditions of Art. 21 DSGVO. Please use the contact details given in the imprint.

We use the services of:

Newsletter2go

We use the newsletter service "Newsletter2go" from Newsletter2Go GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin.

More information on the handling of user data can be found in data protection statement from Newsletter2go https://www.newsletter2go.de/datenschutz/.

 

Content delivery networks

Our website uses the Content Delivery Networks (CDN). A CDN is a network of powerful servers that temporarily cache content at different locations around the world. A CDN essentially has two tasks: it should provide content in the shortest possible time and it should lighten the load on the web host by sharing the data traffic.

CDNs communicate two types of content: Static and dynamic content. All website visitors receive static content in the same form, such as video content from streaming services or code frameworks (e.g. Javascript, jQuery). Dynamic content is initially adapted to the user and only created at the moment of the request. This includes content that is personalized and delivered via web applications such as email or online shops. To use the latter, information about the website visitor must first be transmitted to the CDN. Personal data may also be communicated by you.

Whenever the application is called up, general information is automatically communicated to the server by your browser (the server log files). For further information see above under "Server log files“.

The legal basis for the use of CDNs and the transmission of your data to them is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO (legitimate interest in data processing), unless otherwise stipulated for the respective service. The justified interest results from our need for a technically faultless and fast rendering of our website and the relieving of our IT infrastructure. You can object to your data being processed by us at any time even when the processing is based on our legitimate interest under the conditions of Art. 21 DSGVO. Please use the contact data given in the imprint.

We use:

Akamai CDN

Our website uses the CDN service "Akamai" from Akamai Technologies, Inc. ("Akamai"), 150 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142, USA. EU standard contractual clauses on data protection have been concluded with the company Akamai in the USA.

For more information about Akamai's privacy practices, please visit: https://www.akamai.com/de/de/privacy-policies.

Analysis Tools

We use certain services that record data from website visitors and make it available to us for analysis. We use this data for the use-oriented improvement of our website, our services and offerings. In particular, the following information on visitor behavior may be collected: Your IP address, product and version information about the browser used and the operating system (so-called user agent), the website from which your access took place (so-called referrer), date and time of the request and possibly your Internet service provider, approximate origin (country and city), language, clicks on contents and viewing time.

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) DSGVO (consent of the person concerned). We ask you to agree to the use of the service when you first access the website by means of a displayed information text.  You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by deleting all cookies in your browser. How this works in your browser, can be found in the browser instructions.

We use:

Google Analytics

Our website uses the service "Google Analytics" from the company Google. See the above privacy policy.

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

Our website uses the service “Matomo” (formerly “Piwik”) from InnoCraft Ltd. (InnoCraft), 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. Matomo is a web analysis service. Matomo uses what is known as a cookie. The usage information created by the cookie (including your abbreviated IP address) will be transferred to our server and saved for usage analysis purposes. Your IP address will be anonymized immediately during this process so that you as a user will remain anonymous to us. We only save the information collected on our own server and do not transfer it to third parties. You may prevent cookies from being used by using the relevant browser settings. However, it may be that in this case, you might not be able to use all of the functions available on this website.

If you do not consent to the saving and analysis of the data from your visit, then you may object to the saving and usage at any time with a click of the mouse as follows. In this case, an “opt-out” cookie will be set in your browser, which will prevent Matomo from collecting any data about your session:

Note: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will be deleted as well and may have to be reactivated by you.

For more information about data protection on Matomo, please visit: https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR (Legitimate interest in data processing). The legitimate interest stems from our need to evaluate user data for user oriented improvement of the design of our online offer, as well as to optimize our services and offers. You can object to your data being processed by us based on our legitimate interest at any time under the conditions of Art. 21 GDPR. To do so, please use the contact information listed in the legal notice or the above-mentioned Opt-Out iFrame.

 

Newsletter Tracking

Our newsletter uses so-called web beacons or tracking pixels to analyze your reading behavior. Tracking pixels are extremely small image files which are integrated into the newsletter email and facilitate the recording and analysis of log files.

On opening the newsletter email, the tracking pixel is downloaded from the newsletter service's server and simultaneously certain information about you is transferred, such as whether the email has been opened, the time of access and the corresponding IP address.

In addition, links in the email can provide information about which products are of greater interest - i.e. which were clicked on more often than others.

Both the respective web beacon/tracking pixel and the links in the email can be clearly assigned to the email address used for sending and make it possible to identify the respective newsletter recipient.

Media services

We use certain services to fill and supplement our website with digital content. We usually use the integration functions of external platforms for this purpose. By retrieving content from the provider's server, data is transmitted to the provider and usually stored there, e.g. your IP address, product and version information about the browser and operating system used (so-called user agent), the website from which you accessed the site (so-called referrer), date and time of the request and possibly your Internet service provider. For further information see above under „Server log files“.

The legal basis for the use of media services is generally Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO (legitimate interest in data processing), unless otherwise stated for the particular service. The legitimate interest results from our need to be able to offer you a functioning website. You can object to your data being processed by us at any time even when the processing is based on our legitimate interest under the conditions of Art. 21 DSGVO. Please use the contact data given in the imprint.

We use:

Google Fonts

Our website uses the service "Google Fonts" from the company Google. See the above privacy policy.

Monotype fonts

We use the "Monotype Fonts" service of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. ("Monotype"), 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801, USA.

The service is used to display fonts from an external server on our website and thus ensure that our website is displayed uniformly on all end devices.

For more information about the privacy protection at Monotype, please visit: https://www.monotype.com/de/rechtshinweise/datenschutzrichtlinie/

YouTube

Our website uses the service "YouTube" from the company Google. See the above privacy policy.

Advertising services

We use services on our website that help us to promote sales and popularity of our offerings. These services can, for example:

  • record the surfing behavior of our website visitors and provide corresponding advertisements based on this information
  • collect statistical information about the interaction with advertisements on our website, which we may use to optimize our advertising expenditure, or
  • show an average of other customers' opinions about our company (so-called ratings/testimonials).

The services may in particular collect the following data: Origin (country and city), language, operating system, end device (PC, tablet PC or smartphone), browser and all add-ons used, referrer (source through which the user came), clicks on advertising banners, viewing time, actions after clicking on advertising banners. This data or parts of it may also be transmitted to the respective service provider to allow the use of the service.

For example, the data collected is automatically processed in order to display appropriate advertising based on your supposed preferences, for the purposes of market research or to design our website to meet your needs. This constitutes an automated decision making or profiling process according to Art. 4 No. 4; Art. 22 DSGVO. This automated processing is permissible pursuant to Art. 22 para. 2 no. 2 DSGVO on the basis of Section 15 para. 3 TMG. You have the right to object to this type of data processing at any time. Please use the contact data given in the imprint.

The legal basis for the use of advertising services is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) DSGVO (consent of the person concerned). We ask you to agree to the use of the service when you first access the website by means of a displayed information text. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by deleting all cookies in your browser. How this works in your browser, can be found in the browser instructions.

We use:

Bing Ads

Our website uses the "Bing Ads" service provided by Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft"), One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. EU standard contractual clauses on data protection have been concluded with the company Bingin the USA.

For more information about the privacy protection at Microsoft, please visit: https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement.

 

Facebook Pixel, Facebook Custom Audiences and Facebook Conversion

The “Facebook pixel” is used in our online offer.  Facebook is a social network operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. Further information on Facebook can be found under “Social Media Fansites.”

The Facebook pixel enables Facebook to define you, as a visitor to our online offer, as a target group for the presentation of advertisements (known as “Facebook ads”). Accordingly, we make use of the Facebook pixel in order to display Facebook ads which we have placed only to Facebook users who have shown interest in our online offer or exhibit certain features (such as, interest in particular subjects or products which can be determined based on the websites visited), which we transmit to Facebook (known as “custom audiences”). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also seek to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interests of the users and do not pose a nuisance. By using the Facebook pixel, we can continue to track the effectiveness of the Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users go to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (known as “conversion”).

For more information about data protection on Facebook, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

 

LinkedIn Insight Tag

The “LinkedIn Insight Tag” is used in our online offer. LinkedIn is a business network operated by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. Further information on LinkedIn can be found under “Social Media Fansites.”

The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables us to record visits of LinkedIn users to our website. In the process, the LinkedIn Insight Tag sets a cookie which records the following data: the referrer’s URL, IP address, device and browser properties, time stamp and page view.
In the process, this data is transferred to LinkedIn in encrypted form.
This technology can pass personalized advertisements on LinkedIn on to users of this website. Accordingly, we use the LinkedIn Insight Tag so that advertisements we place only reach LinkedIn users who are interested in our online offer.
LinkedIn itself does not provide us with any personal data, but only anonymized evaluations of the website target group and advertisement performance.

For more information about the privacy protection at LinkedIn, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Other Services

TrustArc

We use the Cookie Preference Manager service from TrustArc Inc, 835 Market Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA, USA in our website.
This service manages and stores your chosen cookie settings. The first time you visit the website you will be asked for your desired settings. This allows you to make an individual selection.
Your IP address is transmitted to TrustArc to make it possible for the Cookie Preference Manager to save your selection accordingly.

For more information about data protection at TrustArc, please see:
https://trustarc.com/privacy-policy/

The legal basis for the use of Cookie Preference Manager is article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO (legitimate interest in data processing). Our interest in using the service is to offer you a user-friendly way to manage your individual cookie settings.

You can object to your data being processed by us at any time, even when the processing is based on our legitimate interest under the conditions of Art. 21 DSGVO. Please use the contact details given in the imprint.

Social Media Fan Pages

In addition to our website, we maintain an online presence on social platforms in order to communicate with customers, interested parties, and users active there, and to inform them about our services.

If you visit our presence on a social platform, your data will generally be processed by the respective provider of the platform for our market research and advertising purposes. The provider can also process the data for its own purposes. User profiles can be created on the basis of your usage behavior and the resulting interests. These usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place inside and outside the platforms advertisements that presumably correspond to your interests. For these purposes, cookies (see above) are usually stored on your device, where your usage behavior and your interests are stored. In particular, if you are a member of the respective platforms and are logged in to them, additional data can be stored independently in the user profiles. For a detailed representation of the respective data processing and the objection possibilities, we refer to the following linked data of the providers, since only these know the exact procedures of their data processing.

We would like to point out that your data can also be processed outside the European Union. This can result in risks. For example, processing outside the EU could make it more difficult to enforce your rights.

Our legal basis for the use of an online presence and the associated data processing is generally Article (6)(1)(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest in data processing). Our legitimate interest comes from our need to present ourselves to the visitors and users of social networks and to bring comments of all kinds into the media and opinion market. You can object to the processing of your data on the basis of our legitimate interest at any time under the conditions of Article 21 GDPR. Please use the contact data given in our legal information.

The use of statistical data of all visitors to our social media web presences, which are collected, processed, and made available for us by the respective site operators, is based on Article (6)(1)(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest in data processing). Our legitimate interest comes from our need for an anonymous evaluation of website use activity. This evaluation helps us improve our online offers and our communication with interested users. You can object to the processing of your data on the basis of our legitimate interest at any time under the conditions of Article 21 GDPR. Please use the contact data given in our legal information.

If you are asked by the respective providers for consent to data processing, the legal basis for the processing is Article 6(1)(1)(a) GDPR (consent of the data subject). You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. Please contact the provider who asked you for your consent.

In the event that you wish to exercise your aforementioned rights, we would like to point out that these can be exercised most effectively with the providers, despite possible joint responsibility. As a rule, only the providers have direct access to your data and can directly take appropriate measures and provide information. If you still need help, then you can contact us and we will support you at any time within the scope of our capability.

In detail we are represented on:

Facebook

Facebook is a social network operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The company Facebook Ireland Ltd. is the European subsidiary of Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. EU standard contractual clauses on data protection have been concluded with the company Facebook in the USA.

For more information about privacy protection at Facebook, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. We would like to inform you about our own data processing in this statement.

We have concluded a supplementary agreement with Facebook as part of our usage contract, which regulates the responsibility for data processing with regard to the Page Insights function in accordance with Art. 26 DSGVO. The details of the agreement can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.
In it, Facebook has undertaken to inform you about the data processing within the framework of the Page Insights function. You can find this information here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data.

YouTube

YouTube is a social video platform of YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Ireland Ltd. ("Google EU"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. This company represents the company Google LLC ('Google US'), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, in the EU. EU standard contractual clauses on data protection have been concluded with the company Google in the USA.

For more information about the privacy protection at YouTube, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Instagram

Instagram is a social network of Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The company Facebook Ireland Ltd. is the European subsidiary of Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. EU standard contractual clauses on data protection have been concluded with the company Facebook in the USA.

For more information about the privacy protection at Instagram, please visit: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

For more information about privacy protection at Facebook, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Twitter

Twitter is a social network operated by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland. Twitter International Company is the European subsidiary of Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. EU standard contractual clauses on data protection have been concluded with the company Twitter in the USA.

For more information about the privacy protection at Twitter, please visit: https://twitter.com/de/privacy.

You can configure the data collection of Twitter on the following page: https://twitter.com/personalization 

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a business network operated by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. This company represents the LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W Maude Ave., Sunnyvale, California 94085, USA, in the EU. EU standard contractual clauses on data protection have been concluded with the company LinkedIn in the USA.

For more information about the privacy protection at LinkedIn, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

You can configure the data collection of LinkedIn on the following page: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/

Pinterest

Pinterest is a social network operated by Pinterest Europe Ltd, Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. This company represents Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA in the EU. EU standard contractual clauses on data protection have been concluded with the company Pinterest in the USA.

YouTube

Provider: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Additional information about data protection at Google can be found here: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Rutube

Provider: Rutube.ru, Russian Federation, 123022, Moscow, Rochdelskaya St.15. More information about data protection can be found here: https://rutube.ru/info/cookies/ and http://rutube.ru/info/privacy

Youku

Provider: Youku Tudou Inc., 11/F, SinoSteel Plaza , 8 Haidian Street, Beijing 100080, People’s Republic of China

WeChat

Provider: Tencent Holdings Ltd., Tencent Seafront Towers, Shenzhen, China.  More information about data protection can be found here: https://www.wechat.com/en/privacy_policy.html

Dailymotion

Provider: Dailymotion SA 140 Boulevard Malesherbes - 75017 Paris. More information about data protection can be found here: www.dailymotion.com/legal/privacy

 

Status of the privacy policy: September 03, 2020

Source: Süddeutsche Datenschutzgesellschaft mbH

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