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Flottweg Privacy Policy

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. 

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

Your rights as a data subject

You have the following rights regarding your personal data:

  • A right of access right of access, among other things, to the categories of data processed, the purposes of the processing, the duration of storage and any recipients, in accordance with Article 15 GDPR and §34 BDSG.
  • A right to correction or deletion of inaccurate or incomplete data, in accordance with Articles 16 and 17 GDPR and §35 BDSG.
  • Under the conditions of Article 18 GDPR or §35(1) sentence 2 BDSG, you have a right to a limitation of processing.
  • A right to object to the processing, pursuant to Article (21)(1) GDPR, if the data processing was carried out on the basis of a legitimate interest.
  • A right to revoke consent given, pursuant to Article 7(3) GDPR.
  • A right to data portability in a common format in accordance with Article 20 GDPR.
  • You also have the right, pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, to file a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority in the state of your residence or workplace or the place of suspected infringement.

If you assert your rights under the GDPR and the BDSG against us, we will process the data you transmit to us in order to grant you your rights. Subsequently, we will store the data, both transmitted by you to us and by us to you, for the purpose of documentation until the administrative offense limitation period (3 years) ends.  The legal basis for the storage of the data is Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest in data processing). Our legitimate interest in storing the data is to prove, in the event of any legal proceedings, that we have duly complied with your request.

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. 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 Article 21(1) GDPR, 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

Server log files

Each time you visit our website, the following general information is automatically transmitted from your browser to our server (so-called server log files): Your IP address, product and version information about the browser and operating system used, the Internet page from which you accessed the site (so-called referrer), date and time of the request, and possibly your Internet service provider. In addition, the status and the amount of data transferred are recorded as part of this request.

The IP address of your computer will only be stored for the duration of your use of the website and will then be deleted immediately or made partially unrecognizable by abbreviation. The remaining data are stored for a limited period of time.

Our legal basis for the use of the server log files is Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest in data processing). Our legitimate interest comes from the need to operate our website, in particular to detect and correct errors in the website, to determine the load on the website, and to make adjustments or improvements and ensure the security of the system. 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. However, we would like to point out that the processing of your data in server log files is mandatory within the meaning of Article 21(1) GDPR. This processing is necessary to keep the website functioning.

Cookies

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

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that stores data about a web page you have visited. Cookies store a type of "user profile," for example, your preferred language and other page settings that are required by our website. We can use this information to provide you with certain services. This file is stored on your device and also helps to recognize you when you return to our website.

We may also use cookies to obtain information about your preferred activities on our website and to tailor our website to your individual interests or even to increase the speed of navigation on our website.

 

How to avoid cookies

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

However, you can also prevent the storage of cookies from the outset by configuring your browser accordingly. Please note, however, that if you do this, you may 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 whom we design and operate our website, in particular through so-called plug-ins (see below in the section "Third party services"), independently store their own cookies on your terminal device. If you want to accept only our cookies, but not the cookies of these third parties, you can prevent the storage of these cookies by choosing the browser setting "Block cookies from third parties."

 

Which cookies are used

  • The cookie named "resolution" is used to note the resolution of your screen ("user screen") on the current device you are using so that the web page retrieved can be displayed accordingly. This cookie is deleted at the end of the browser session, that is, when you close your browser.
  • The cookie named "lang_redirect" is used to store the language you prefer. This eliminates the need to continue asking for your preferred language. This cookie – regardless of the duration of the browser session – is deleted three hours after it is set.
  • The cookie named "fe_typo_user" is used to recognize the Internet user again on their next visit to the website. This cookie is deleted at the end of the browser session, that is, when you close your browser.
  • The cookie with the name "cookieInfo" serves to store the consent status of the user on the current domain and is stored for one year.
  • Our website also uses cookies from Google  LLC for (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; „Google“) Google Analytics für Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and Google Ads.

    •  First is the cookie named "_gat". This is used to permit analysis of the use of the website and – regardless of the duration of the browser setting – is deleted ten minutes after it is set.
    • The next is the cookie named "_ga". This is also used to permit analysis of the use of the website and – regardless of the duration of the browser setting – is deleted two years after it is set.
    • The cookie with the name "_dc_gtm_UA-34919180-2" is used to control the loading of the Google Analytics script tag via the Google Tag Manager and is deleted after one day, regardless of the duration of the browser session.
    • The cookie named "_glc_au" is used by Google Adsense to experiment with advertising effectiveness on websites that use its services and will be deleted after three months, regardless of the browser session.
    • The cookie with the name "_gid" is used to register a unique ID, which is used to collect statistical data about website usage and is deleted after one day.

  • Our website uses cookies from Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA).

    • The cookies with the names "_twitter_sess", "external_referrer" and "guest_id" serve to authorize our Twitter widget. We use this in the "Newsroom" area to display the latest Twitter posts.
    • The cookies with the names "ads_prefs", "ga", "gid", "csrf_same_site_ste", "csrf_same_site", "ct0", "eu_cn", "kdt", "personalization_id", "remember_checked_on" and "tfw_exp" make it possible to share the content of our website on Twitter. The cookies are deleted after two years, independent of the browser session. For more information, refer to https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies#.
    • The cookie named "dnt" is a third-party cookie from Twitter and is used to allow our users to log in to their Twitter account and share content. The cookie is deleted after two years, independent of the browser session. For more information, refer to https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies#

  • Our website uses cookies from Facebook (Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA).

    • The cookie called "presence" is used to allow users to share or Like content from our website on Facebook. The cookie is deleted after the browser session.
    • The cookie with the name "fr" is used to deliver, measure and improve advertisements. The cookie is deleted after 90 days, independent of the browser session.
    • Cookies with the names "c-user" and "xs" are used to authenticate the identity of users to Facebook. The cookies are deleted after 90 days, independent of the browser session.

  • Our website also uses cookies from Google for Google Remarketing. The purpose of Google Remarketing is to reach people who have already visited our website and, when they are visiting other websites, to contact them with appropriate information about our goods and services, e.g. in the form of text or display ads or YouTube ads. If you wish to avoid Google Remarketing-related personalized information about our goods and services on websites that are part of the Google advertising network, you can disable Google's use of cookies for these purposes.To do this, you can retrieve Google's ad specifications carry out the appropriate deactivation on the page at https://adssettings.google.com. You can install a browser plugin to keep Google's personalized advertising disabled even if you delete cookies. You can learn more about the browser plug-in at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=de. Alternatively, you can disable the use of third party cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative deactivation page. You can find more information about this at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/.
  • Our website uses cookies from the Google service doubleclick.net. These are the cookies named "test_cookie" and "id". They are stored when the YouTube player is opened. For more information about cookies, please refer to the information at https://www.google.de/doubleclick/. When using Google Analytics together with doubleclick.net cookies, Google Analytics data can be linked by Google Analytics customers or Google itself to data about visits to multiple websites using Google technology. For details, please refer to Google's data protection declaration at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
  •  Finally, our website uses cookies by Microsoft, i.e. cookies with the names “MR” for the website “bat.bing.com” (storage duration: six months), with the name “MR” for the website “bat.r.msn.com” (storage duration: six months), with the name “MUID” for the website “bing.com” (storage duration: two years) and with the name “MUID” for the website”msn.com” (storage duration: two years). According to Microsoft, the cookie called “MUID” has the purpose of identifying unique web browsers which visit Microsoft websites; the cookie is used for advertising, site analysis and other business purposes. For more information about cookies, please refer to the information at privacy.microsoft.com.

The legal basis for using cookies is Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest in data processing). Our legitimate interest comes from our need to be able to offer you a user-friendly web page. 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.

However, we would like to point out that the processing of your data in certain cookies is mandatory within the intent of Article 21(1) GDPR. This processing is necessary to keep the website functioning. Also, we do not have the technical ability to prevent the setting of cookies on certain individual end devices. However, you can do this yourself (see "How to avoid cookies," above).

 

Contact us

You can contact us directly through our website. By contacting us, you agree to the processing and storage of your transmitted data (in particular your email address) for the processing of your request. You can object to this processing at any time. Please use the contact data in our legal information. Please note, however, that if you object to this processing, we will stop processing your request.

The data you provide us will be processed exclusively until the issue you have contacted us about has been resolved, but for no later than the statutory retention period. If you are contacting us to claim your rights as a data subject, what is said in the section "Your rights as a data subject" applies.

We require the following information from you:

  • Email: We need your email address so we can contact you. We will use your information exclusively for this purpose.
  • Country We need to know which country you live in so we can assign the correct internal contact person to assist you.
  • Message: You need to contact us before we can process and answer your request.

Our legal basis for using the data you transmitted to us by contacting us is Article 6(1)(1)(a) GDPR (consent of the person concerned). You can revoke your consent at any time. Please use the contact data given in our legal information.

Third-party services

We use third-party services on our website, such as plugins or APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to extend the functionality of our website. This may involve the transmission of data to the provider of these services. For this purpose, we have contractually obligated the service providers, if necessary, in accordance with Article 28 GDPR. We use the following services:

 

Google services

Our website uses services provided by Google Ireland Limited ("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. The company Google US meets the requirements of the "EU Privacy Shield."  The Privacy Shield Agreement governs the protection of personal data transferred from a member state of the European Union to the USA. It ensures that the transferred data are subject to a level of protection comparable to that of the European Union. You can download the list of certified companies here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

While you are using our services, your data are transmitted to Google EU and possibly from Google EU to Google US. Google may process the data transmitted for the purpose of compiling anonymized user profiles for statistical purposes. In addition, if you have a Google Account and are logged in to it, Google can associate the information you submit with your account – even across devices. In principle, we have no influence on this data processing. Google EU is therefore the data controller for this data processing. You can find more information about how we treat user data in Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

 

In detail, we use:

Google Analytics

Our website uses the service "Google Analytics" by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies (see above under "Cookies") to help us analyze how visitors use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Among other things, the following can be transmitted: Your IP address, product and version information about the browser and operating system used, the Internet page from which you accessed the site (so-called referrer), date and time of the request, and possibly your Internet service provider.

IP anonymization has been activated on our website so that your transmitted IP address is shortened from the scope of the GDPR before it is transmitted and thus partially made unrecognizable, that is, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the U.S., where it will then be truncated.

On our behalf, Google will use the information transmitted to evaluate your use of our website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage for us. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. For more information on Google Analytics' terms of use and privacy policy, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

You can also prevent Google from capturing the data generated by the cookie associated with your use of the website (including IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link. The current link is: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You can also prevent cookies from being set entirely (see "How to avoid cookies" above).

Our legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest in data processing). Our legitimate interest comes from our need to anonymously evaluate user activity on the website so that we can improve the design of our online offers. 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.

 

Google Ads (formerly Adwords)

We use the advertising service "Ads" from Google. This service enables us to advertise our offers on external websites with the help of so-called Google Ads. We can also determine how successful the individual advertising measures are. These ads are delivered by Google via so-called "Ad Servers." For this purpose, we use ad server cookies (see "Cookies" above), which can be used to measure various parameters to determine success. We ourselves do not collect and process any personal data through the aforementioned advertising measures. We only receive statistical reports from Google. On the basis of these reports, we can identify which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of advertising media, in particular we cannot identify you on the basis of this information.

Due to the marketing tools used, however, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no control over the extent and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool. Please be advised, therefore, that to the best of our knowledge: Through the integration of ads, Google receives notice that you have called up the relevant part of our website or clicked on an ad from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider may discover and store your IP address.

You can prevent participation in this tracking procedure in several ways:

  • by refusing cookies (see "How to avoid cookies" above) by configuring the appropriate settings in your browser software,
  • by disabling conversion tracking cookies on the following website: https://www.google.de/settings/ads (this setting will be deleted if you delete your cookies) or
  • by permanent deactivation in your Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome browser at the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. However, if you do this, you may not be able to use all the functions of our website to their full extent.

Our legal basis for processing your data in relation to Google Ads is Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest in data processing). Our legitimate interest comes from our need to place effective advertisements that will make our website more interesting to you and other potential customers, thereby optimizing our advertising costs. 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.

 

Google DoubleClick

We use the advertising service "DoubleClick" from Google. DoubleClick offers digital advertising on the Internet. At the core of DoubleClick are ad servers that enable marketers, advertisers and ad networks to provide users with targeted Internet advertising. With DoubleClick, websites can be monetized, online campaigns carried out and advertising contacts made. 

DoubleClick typically uses cookies to provide ads that are relevant to users, to improve campaign performance reports, or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads more than once. Google uses a cookie ID to record which ads are placed in which browser and can thus prevent them from being displayed more than once. In addition, DoubleClick may use cookie IDs to collect conversions related to ad requests. This is the case, for example, when a user sees a DoubleClick ad and later uses the same browser to call up the advertiser's website and buy something there. According to Google, DoubleClick cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information. Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no control over the extent and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool. Please be advised, therefore, that to the best of our knowledge:  Through the integration of DoubleClick, Google receives the information that you have called up the relevant part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider may discover and store your IP address.

You can prevent participation in this tracking procedure in several ways:

  • by refusing cookies (see "How to avoid cookies" above) by configuring the appropriate settings in your browser software,
  • by disabling conversion tracking cookies on the following website: https://www.google.de/settings/ads (this setting will be deleted if you delete your cookies) or
  • by permanent deactivation in your Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome browser at the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. However, if you do this, you may not be able to use all the functions of our website to their full extent.

Our legal basis for processing your data in relation to Google DoubleClick is Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest in data processing). Our legitimate interest comes from our need to place effective advertisements that will make our website more interesting to you and other potential customers, thereby optimizing our advertising costs. 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.

 

Google Tag Manager

Our website uses the Google Tag Manager support service from Google. This service does not process any personal data itself. However, the Google Tag Manager triggers scripts that are required by other services for collecting data. The Google Tag Manager cannot access these data.

 

Google Fonts

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

Our legal basis for processing your data in relation to the service "Google Fonts" is Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest in data processing). Our legitimate interest results from our need for an appealing and uniform presentation of our online offers. 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.

 

Google Maps

We use Google's ‘Google Maps’ offering on our website. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on our website and gives you the convenient use of the map feature. By using Google Maps, data is sent to Google in the U.S., including your IP address.

You can prevent the transmission of the data to Google by disabling JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case, however, you cannot use Google Maps on our website.

Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR is the legal basis for the processing of your data. Google participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield: www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

Information about Google: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA

More information about the terms of use of Google Maps: www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html.

 

Youtube

We have integrated YouTube videos in our online offering, which are stored at www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website.

These are all integrated in the “extended data protection mode,” which means that no data about you as the user is sent to YouTube if you do not play the videos. The data mentioned in paragraph 3 will only be transmitted when you play the videos. We have no influence over this data transmission.

By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page on our website. In addition, log files are sent. This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account that you are logged into or whether there is no user account. If you are logged into Google, your data is assigned directly to your account. If you do not want the allocation with your YouTube profile, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or customized design of their website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the provision of need-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the formation of these user profiles, and must contact YouTube to exercise that right.

Additional information about the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by YouTube can be found in Google's data privacy statement. There you will also find additional information about your rights and possible settings to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google processes your personal data in the U.S., too, and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

Content Delivery Networks and Cloud Applications

Our website uses so-called Content Delivery Networks (CDN) or cloud-based applications. A CDN is a network of powerful servers that cache content to multiple locations around the world. A CDN essentially has two tasks: to provide content in the shortest possible time and to relieve the web host by distributing the data traffic.

CDNs transmit 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 (for example, Javascript, jQuery). Dynamic content is first adapted to the user and only created at the moment of the request. This includes content that is personalized via web applications, email or online shops. In order to use the latter, information about the website visitor must first be transmitted to the CDN. Here, personal data can also be transmitted by you.

For example, cloud-based applications are webshops provided to us by a third party on its servers. When you use these applications, the third-party provider collects personal data that it can process on our behalf within the limits of our and its data protection regulations.

Our legal basis for the use of CDN or cloud applications and the transmission of your data to them is Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest in data processing). Our legitimate interest comes from our need for a technically flawless and fast presentation of our website and the relief of our IT infrastructure. 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.

In detail, we use:

Akamai CDN

Our website uses the CDN service "Akamai" of the company Akamai Technologies, Inc. ("Akamai"), 150 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142, USA. Additional information about data protection at Google can be found here:https://www.akamai.com/de/de/privacy-policies/privacy-shield-policy.jsp. The company Akamai fulfills the requirements of the "EU-Privacy-Shield":  The Privacy Shield Agreement governs the protection of personal data transferred from a member state of the European Union to the USA. It ensures that the transferred data are subject to a level of protection comparable to that of the European Union. You can download the list of certified companies here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

 

Analysis Tools

We use certain services that record your usage patterns and make them available to us for analysis. We use this data for the usage-oriented improvement of our website, our services and offers. In particular, the following information on visitor activity may be collected: Origin (country and city), language, operating system

End device (PC, tablet PC or smartphone), browser and all add-ons used, computer resolution, referrer (source page where the user came from), clicks on banner ads, viewing time.

Our legal basis for using analysis software is 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. 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.

In detail, we use:

Google Analytics

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

 

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 the content from the provider's server, data are transmitted to the provider and usually stored there. Some examples of such date are your IP address, product and version information about the browser and operating system used, the Internet page from which you accessed the site (so-called referrer), date and time of the request, and possibly your Internet service provider.

Our legal basis for using media services is generally Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest in data processing). Our legitimate interest comes from our desire to offer you a web page with appealing content. 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.

Monotype Fonts

We use the Monotype Fonts service of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. ("Monotype"), 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801, USA. Additional information about data protection at Google can be found here: https://www.monotype.com/de/rechtshinweise/datenschutzrichtlinie/

 

YouTube:

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

 

Advertising services

We use certain services on our website that help us to advertise more effectively. These services may, for example, record the surfing behavior of our website visitors and provide corresponding advertisements, or they may collect statistical data that we can use to optimize our advertising expenditures. In particular, the services may 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 where the user came from), clicks on advertising banners, viewing time, actions after clicking on advertising banners.

Our legal basis for using advertising plug-ins is Article (6)(1)(1)(f) GDPR (Legitimate interest in data processing). Our legitimate interest comes from our need to place effective advertisements that will make our website more interesting to you and other potential customers, thereby optimizing our advertising costs. 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.

In detail, we use:

Bing Ads

Our website uses the "Bing Ads" service of Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft"), One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. Additional information about data protection at Google can be found here: https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement. Microsoft meets the requirements of “EU Privacy Shield”.  The Privacy Shield Agreement governs the protection of personal data transferred from a member state of the European Union to the USA. It ensures that the transferred data are subject to a level of protection comparable to that of the European Union. You can download the list of certified companies here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

Google Ads

Our website uses the service "Ads" of the company Google. See the privacy policy above.

Google DoubleClick

Our website uses the service "DoubleClick" of the company Google. See the privacy policy above.

 

Social Media Platforms

We would like to offer you, as a user of our website, the opportunity to make use of social networks (social media platforms).

 Facebook

We currently use the following social plugins by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

When you retrieve a page from our website that contains such a plugin, your browser makes a direct connection to the Facebook servers in the United States and transmits data to Facebook. This is true even if you do not click the button, and does not require you to have created an account with Facebook.

We have no influence over which data are specifically collected and transmitted or how Facebook processes or uses this data. To the extent that we can discern, Facebook receives, among other data, the information that your browser retrieved the specific page on our website, along with the data and time as well as other browser and/or computer-specific information, including the IP address assigned, and whether you clicked the Share and/or Like buttons. Facebook also uses cookies. The information is stored by Facebook in the United States and assigned to your Facebook profile. The information that you clicked the Share or Like button associated with our website will be published in your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends.

Facebook bears sole responsibility for the collection, processing, and use of your data. You can find more information from Facebook about the collection, processing, and use of your data by Facebook at the Internet address https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation and at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/faqs. We cannot assume responsibility for Facebook's information.

If you do not want Facebook to assign the information to your Facebook profile, you may not log into the Facebook social media platform, or you must log out of it. If you are logged out and click either button, a popup window will appear in which you can log into Facebook.

 

Twitter

We currently use the following social plugins of Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA: Twitter button "Tweet" (Twitter share button; More information at https://dev.twitter.com/web/tweet-button).

If you have an account with Twitter, Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States is responsible for United States account holders and Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland (hereinafter collectively called "Twitter") is responsible account holders based outside the United States.

When you access a page from our website that contains the Twitter plugin, your browser makes a direct connection to the Twitter servers in the United States and transmits data to Twitter. If you are logged into Twitter at this time, the visit to our website and other data can be assigned to your Twitter account and stored on Twitter. Even if you do not have a Twitter account, it cannot be ruled out that Twitter stores and uses your IP address.

We have no influence over which data are specifically collected and transmitted or how Twitter processes or uses this data.

Twitter bears sole responsibility for the collection, processing, and use of your data. You can find more information from Twitter about the collection, processing, and use of your data by Twitter in the data privacy statement of Twitter at https://twitter.com/de/privacy. We cannot assume responsibility for Twitter's information. Twitter states the following in its data privacy statement (as of: June 18, 2017):

"We can tailor our services to you based on your visits to third party websites that include Twitter content, such as embedded timelines or Tweet buttons. When you view our content on these websites, we may receive log-in data that includes the website you visited. We never connect your web activities with your name, e-mail address, phone number or Twitter username, and we delete, conceal or aggregate this after a maximum of 30 days. We may use any interests or other information that we derive from this data to improve our services and tailor content to you, such as follow-up suggestions, advertisements or other content that may be of interest to you. You can view and control the interests we use to personalize your experience in your Twitter data at twitter.com/your_twitter_data. You can also set your personalization and data privacy preferences to determine whether we can track your visits to websites with Twitter content. This can be done at twitter.com/personalization

 

Legal Basis

The legal basis for collection and processing of data is article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We use social plug-ins to offer you the opportunity to interact with social networks and other users so that we can improve our offering and make it more interesting for you as a user.

The respective provider stores the data collected about you as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or customized design of their website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (also for users who are not logged in) for the presentation of need-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the formation of these user profiles, and must contact the respective provider to exercise that right.

For the U.S. providers Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, transmission takes place to the U.S. They have submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield: http://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

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 Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland) - For more information on Facebook privacy, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. The company Facebook Inc. meets the requirements of the "EU Privacy Shield".  The Privacy Shield Agreement governs the protection of personal data transferred from a member state of the European Union to the USA. It ensures that the transferred data are subject to a level of protection comparable to that of the European Union. Further information can be found here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active. We have concluded an additional agreement with Facebook as part of our usage contract. The agreement regulates the responsibility for data processing with regard to the Page Insights function in accordance with Article 26 GDPR. The details of the agreement can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum. Among other things, Facebook has undertaken to inform you about 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. We inform you about our own data processing in this declaration.
  • YouTube (YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA), represented by: Google Ireland Limited ("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 – you can find more information about data protection at YouTube at: https://policies.google.com/privacy. The company Google US meets the requirements of the "EU Privacy Shield."  The Privacy Shield Agreement governs the protection of personal data transferred from a member state of the European Union to the USA. It ensures that the transferred data are subject to a level of protection comparable to that of the European Union. Further information can be found here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.
  • Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) – further information on data protection on Twitter can be found at: https://twitter.com/de/privacy. The company Twitter Inc. meets the requirements of the "EU-Privacy-Shield".  The Privacy Shield Agreement governs the protection of personal data transferred from a member state of the European Union to the USA. It ensures that the transferred data are subject to a level of protection comparable to that of the European Union. Further information can be found here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active.
  • LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland) – further information on data protection at LinkedIn can be found at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-outLinkedIn meets the requirements of the “EU Privacy Shield”.  The Privacy Shield Agreement governs the protection of personal data transferred from a member state of the European Union to the USA. It ensures that the transferred data are subject to a level of protection comparable to that of the European Union. Further information can be found here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active.
  • Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland) – Weitere Informationen zum Datenschutz bei Xing finden Sie unter: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.
  • Instagram: Anbieter: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA („Facebook“). Weitere Informationen zum Datenschutz bei Facebook finden Sie unter der Internet-Adresse www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.  
  • Pinterest: Anbieter von Pinterest.de: Pinterest Europe Ltd., Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland bzw. von Pinterest.com: Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA. Weitere Informationen zum Datenschutz bei Pinterest können Sie in der Datenschutz-Richtlinie und der Cookie-Richtlinie von Pinterest nachlesen.
  • Rutube.ru (Gazprom-Media Holding, Rochdelskaya Street Bld. 20, 123376, Moskau, Russland). Weitere Informationen zum Datenschutz bei Rutube finden Sie unter: http://rutube.ru/info/privacy
  • Youku (Youku Tudou Inc., 11/F, SinoSteel Plaza, 8 Haidian Street, Beijing 100080, China). Weitere Informationen zum Datenschutz bei Youku finden Sie unter: http://mapp.youku.com/service/flsm2018

 

Status of the data protection declaration: 1/31/2019

Source: Süddeutsche Data Protection Company mbH