Name and address of the person responsible
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 9043 79 65
is the responsible person in terms of the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) and other national data protection laws.
II.name and address of the data protection officer
The data protection officer of the controller is:
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 (0) 69 – 9043 79 65
III. general information on data processing
- Scope of processing of personal data
We collect and use personal data of the users of our homepage only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website, our contents and services.
As a matter of principle, the collection and use of personal data of our users is only carried out with their consent. An exception to this principle applies in cases where the processing of data is permitted by legal regulations or where obtaining prior consent is not possible for factual reasons.
2.legal basis for the processing of personal data
The legal basis for the processing of personal data arises in principle from:
6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO when the consent of the data subject is obtained.
6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO in the case of processing which serves to fulfil a contract to which the data subject is a party. This includes processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.
6 Paragraph 1 lit. c DSGVO in the case of processing operations which are necessary to fulfil a legal obligation.
6 para. 1 lit. d FADP, if vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person make the processing of personal data necessary.
6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest.
3.data deletion and storage period
The personal data of the users will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies. Storage beyond this can take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other regulations to which the person responsible is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data in order to conclude or fulfil a contract.
- use of our website, general information
- Description and scope of data processing
Whenever our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the user’s computer system. The following information is collected:
Information about the browser type and the version used
The user’s operating system
The Internet service provider of the user
The IP address of the user
Date and time of access
Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website
Websites that are called up by the user’s system via our website
The described data are stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
- purpose and legal basis for data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by our system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
The collection of your personal data for the provision of our Internet presence and the storage of the data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. The user therefore has no possibility of objection.
- duration of storage
Your data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of their collection. If your data is collected to ensure the provision of the website, the data will be deleted when the respective session is ended.
If your data is stored in log files, it will be deleted after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible, in which case the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated. An allocation of the calling client is thus no longer possible.
Cookies are used by us to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the browser can be identified even after a page change.
The following data is stored and transmitted:
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is derived from Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of our website.
We would like to point out that isolated functions of our website can only be offered by using cookies. These are the following applications:
Transfer of language settings
We do not use user data collected by technically necessary cookies to create user profiles.
- your rights / rights of the person concerned
According to the EU data protection basic regulation you have the following rights as a data subject:
Right of access to information
You have the right to obtain from us, as the responsible party, information as to whether we process personal data concerning you.
In addition, you could request information about the following:
(1) Purpose of the data processing;
(2) the categories of personal data processed;
(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;
(4) the envisaged duration of storage of the personal data concerning you or, if it is not possible to give specific details, criteria for determining the duration of storage;
(5) the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to have the processing limited by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
(6) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
(7) any available information as to the source of the data, where the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
(8) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Art. 22 (1) and (4) DPA and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing on the data subject.
Finally, you also have the right to request information as to whether your personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this case, you may request information on the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 DSGVO in connection with the transfer.
You can assert your right to information at: email@example.com or at the above-mentioned contact details.
2.right of rectification
If the personal data processed by us and concerning you is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to correct and/or complete it. The correction will be made immediately.
3.Right to limitation
The right to limit the processing of personal data concerning you may be exercised in the following cases:
(1) the accuracy of personal data is contested for a period of time which enables the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data
(2) the processing is unlawful and the deletion of the personal data is refused, requiring instead the restriction of the use of the personal data;
(3) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
(4) the data subject has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DPA and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh the reasons of the data subject.
If the processing of personal data relating to you has been restricted, such data – apart from their storage – may be processed only with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of major public interest of the Union or a Member State.
If there is a restriction on processing in accordance with the principles set out above, you will be informed by us before the restriction is lifted.
4.Right of deletion
If the reasons set out below apply, you may request that the personal data concerning you be deleted immediately. The person responsible is obliged to delete these data immediately. The reasons are:
(1) The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
(2) The processing is protected on the basis of a consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO and you revoke the consent. A further condition is that there is no other legal basis for the processing.
(3) You submit an objection to the processing (Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO) and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing. A further possibility is that you lodge an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DSGVO.
(4) The processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful.
(5) The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
(6) The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1) of the DPA.
If we have made the personal data relating to you public and are obliged to delete them pursuant to Article 17(1) of the DPA, we shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested the deletion of all links to these personal data or of copies or replications of these personal data.
We would like to point out that the right of deletion does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary
(1 ) on the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;
(2) to comply with a legal obligation requiring processing under Union or national law to which the controller is subject or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
(3) [for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i and Art. 9 para. 3 DPA;
(4) [for archival, scientific or historical research purposes in the public interest or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 DSGVO, insofar as the law referred to in a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
(5) to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
5.right to information
If you have exercised the right to rectify, erase or limit processing, we are obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification, erasure or limitation of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You also have the right to be informed of these recipients.
6.right to data transferability
In accordance with the DSGVO, you also have the right to receive the personal data provided to us concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format. Furthermore, you have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance by the person responsible to whom the personal data has been made available, provided
the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DSGVO or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DSGVO and
the processing is carried out using automated procedures.
Finally, in exercising the right to transfer data, you have the right to obtain that personal data concerning you be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, in so far as this is technically feasible and does not adversely affect the freedoms and rights of others.
The right to data transferability does not apply to processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
- right to revoke the data protection declaration of consent
You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. We would like to point out that revoking your consent does not affect the legality of the processing that has taken place on the basis of your consent up to the point of revocation.
8.right to object
Furthermore, you have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you, which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6, paragraph 1, letters e or f of the DPA. The right of objection also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The controller no longer processes the personal data concerning you, unless he can demonstrate compelling reasons for processing which are worthy of protection and which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Where the personal data concerning you are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, your personal data will no longer be processed for those purposes.
You also have the possibility to exercise your right of objection in relation to the use of information society services (notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC) by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
9.automated case-by-case decision including profiling
Under the EU data protection basic regulation, you still have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects vis-à-vis you or which significantly affects you in a similar way. However, an exception to this principle exists if the decision
(1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the person responsible
(2) is authorised by Union or national legislation to which the person responsible is subject and that legislation provides for appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests; or
(3) with your express consent.
Where processing is carried out in the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the controller shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests. These measures shall include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person from the controller, to put forward his point of view and to appeal against the decision.
The decision according to (1) – (3) may not be based on special categories of personal data according to Art. 9 para. 1 DSGVO, unless Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a or g applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.
- right to complain to a supervisory authority
Finally, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of the DPA, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place where the alleged breach occurred.
VII Social media
social media presence
We maintain fan pages within various social networks and platforms with the aim of communicating with the customers, interested parties and users active there and informing them about our services.
We would like to point out that your personal data may be processed outside the European Union, so that risks may arise for you (e.g. in the enforcement of your rights under European / German law). Please note that some US providers are certified under the Privacy-Shield and have thus committed themselves to comply with the data protection standards of the EU.
User data is generally processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, user profiles can be created from the user behaviour and the resulting interests of the users. These user profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users’ computers, in which the usage behaviour and interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, data can also be stored in the user profiles independently of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).
The processing of users’ personal data is based on our legitimate interests in effective user information and communication with users in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. If the users are asked by the respective providers for their consent to data processing (i.e. to give their consent, e.g. by ticking a check box or confirming a button), the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 DSGVO.
For further information on the processing of your personal data and on your right of objection, please refer to the links of the respective provider listed below. The assertion of information and other rights of the persons concerned can also be made against the providers, then only those who have direct access to the users’ data and have the relevant information at their disposal. Of course, we are available to answer questions and support you if you need help. provider:
Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland
Opt-out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads and
Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.
Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active.
Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)
Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
Integration of YouTube videos
We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offering, which are stored at http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all integrated in “enhanced privacy mode”, which means that no data about you as a user is transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos will the data mentioned in paragraph 2 be transferred. We have no influence on this data transfer.
By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you don’t want your profile to be associated with YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of providing needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube in order to exercise this right.
Integration of Google Maps
On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.
By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned in section IV of this declaration is transmitted to Google. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of providing needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google in order to exercise this right.
Use of Google Fonts:
Use of Typekit fonts from Adobe
On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we use external “Typekit” fonts from the provider Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, RepublicofIreland. The provider Adobe is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement so that European data protection law is complied with (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNo9AAG&status=Active ).