Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your personal data is important to us. Below you will find information about how we handle your data that is collected through your use of our website. Your data will be processed in accordance with the legal data protection regulations.
Controller within the meaning of data protection law
Data Protection Officer
Unsere Datenschutzerklärung soll für jedermann einfach und verständlich sein. In dieser Datenschutzerklärung werden in der Regel die offiziellen Begriffe der Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) verwendet. Die offiziellen Begriffsbestimmungen werden in Art. 4 DSGVO erläutert.
This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). This website is hosted in Berlin, Germany. Personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, web page accesses and other data generated by a website.
We have concluded a Data Processing Agreement with the provider in accordance with the requirements of Art. 28 GDPR, in which we commit him to protect the data of our customers and not to pass them on to third parties.
Once you visit our website, it is technically necessary that data is transmitted to our web server via your internet browser. The following data is recorded during an active connection for communication between your internet browser and our web server
- Date and time of the request
- Name of the requested file
- Page from which the file was requested
- Access status
- Web browser used and operating system used
- (Full) IP address of the requesting computer
- Transmitted amount of data
We collect the listed data in order to guarantee a frictionless connection establishment and to enable a comfortable use of our website by the users. The log file also serves for evaluating system security and stability as well as administrative purposes. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data or log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
For reasons of technical security, in particular to prevent attempts to attack our web server, we may temporarily store this data. It is not possible for us to draw conclusions about individual persons on the basis of this data. After 14 days at the latest, the data is made anonymous by shortening the IP address at domain level, so that it is no longer possible to establish a reference to the individual user.
Our website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are either temporarily stored on your end device for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them yourself or an automatic solution is provided by your web browser.
Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping basket function or language settings). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or display advertising.
Technically necessary cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised presentation of our services. Other cookies are only stored with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. This consent can be withdrawn at any time for the future. The legal basis may also result from Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR if the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject.
You can set your browser to
- be informed about the setting of cookies,
- only allow cookies in individual cases,
- exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally,
- activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed.
The cookie settings can be managed under the following links for each browser:
You can also manage cookies of many companies and functions used for advertising individually. To do this, use the appropriate user tools, available at https://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.
Most browsers also offer a so-called “do-not-track function”. When this feature is enabled, the browser tells ad networks, websites, and applications that you do not want to be “tracked” for behavioral advertising and the like.
For information and instructions on how to edit this feature, please refer to the links below, depending on your browser provider:
Please note that if you disable cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
If you apply for a job at our company via contact form or by email, we collect personal data. This includes, in particular, your contact details (such as first and last name, telephone number and email address of the user) as well as other data provided by you regarding your background (e.g. CV, qualifications, degrees and work experience) and your person (e.g. cover letter, personal interests). This may also include special categories of personal data (e.g. information on a severe disability). Your personal data ordinarily is collected directly from you during the application process and is encrypted during electronic transmission. The primary legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR in conjunction with § 26 para. 1 BDSG. In addition, consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 GDPR in conjunction with § 26 para. 2 BDSG can be used as a data protection permission regulation. If the processing of your data is based on consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.
Within our company, only those persons and positions (e.g. human resources) have access to your personal data which absolutely need to carry out the application procedure or to fulfil our legal obligations. Your applications will be forwarded to the responsible person for examination. Under no circumstances will your personal data be passed on to third parties without authorisation.
Your data for an application for a specific job advertisement will be stored and processed by us during the ongoing application process. Once the application process has been completed (e.g. in the form of an acceptance or rejection), the application process including all personal data will be deleted from the system no later than six months after the application process has been completed. The data of selected applicants will be stored securely for up to 2 years, provided that the applicants have given their consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, an informal e-mail to the contact details of the person responsible listed above is sufficient. If you are accepted, your application documents will be transferred to the personnel file.
Use of Matomo
On this website, data is collected and stored using the web analytics service software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service provided by InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, (“Matomo”) based on our legitimate interest to statistically analyze user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes pursuant to Art. 6 para.1 lit. f) DSGVO.
Based on this data, pseudonymized user profiles can be created and evaluated for the same purpose. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor’s Internet browser. Among other things, the cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymized IP address) is processed on our servers.
The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the person bearing the pseudonym.
If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of this data from your visit, then you can object to the storage and use below at any time by mouse click. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data.
Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies will result in the opt-out cookie also being deleted and may have to be reactivated by you.
For more information on the privacy settings of the Matomo software, please see the following link:
Our homepage uses the online map service provider Google Maps via an interface. Provider of the map service is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and makes it easy for you to use the map function. To use the functionalities of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is your given consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR.
By using the service, personal data is transferred to the U.S. The legal basis for the transfer of your personal data to the U.S. is your consent in accordance with Art. 49 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. Please note that such transfers of personal data without an adequacy decision and appropriate safeguards pose a risk to you. The risk is that due to legislation in the U.S., the personal data may be accessed by American authorities (in particular the intelligence services). Legal protection options or information on the handling of your data by the U.S. authorities are only possible to a very limited extent or not at all. A level of data protection in accordance with the regulations of the GDPR can therefore not be ensured.
On our website Social Media is solely embedded as a link to the respective service. After clicking on the embedded text/image-link you will be directed to the website of the respective provider. User information will be only transferred after the redirection to the respective provider. Information regarding the use of your personal data through the use of the website can be found in the privacy policies of the visited websites.
Data Transfer and Recipients
Your personal data is not transferred to third parties, unless
- we have explicitly pointed this out in the description of the respective data processing.
- you have given your explicit consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,
- the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and our legitimate interests are not overridden by your fundamental rights and freedoms.
- there is a legal obligation to transfer data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, and
- required by Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR for the execution of contractual relationships with you.
In addition, we use external service providers for the processing of our services, whom we have carefully selected and commissioned in writing. They are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored by us. Required data processing agreements pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR are concluded before the commission. In particular, these contracts concern web hosting services, the dispatch of emails and IT updates and maintenance. Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties by our service providers.
The period for which the personal data will be stored is determined by the relevant statutory storage periods (e.g. from commercial law and tax law). The corresponding data is deleted routinely upon expiry of the respective period. If data is required for the fulfilment of a contract or contract initiation, or if we have a legitimate interest in further storage, the data will be deleted if they are no longer required for these purposes or if you make use of your right of withdrawal or objection.
In the following, you will find information about your data subject rights, which the current data protection law grants you against the controller concerning the processing of personal data:
The right, pursuant to Art. 15GDPR, to obtain information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the data will be stored, the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure or personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning you or to object such processing, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, the origin of your data, if these have not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences.
The right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR.
The right to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
The right, pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful, but you oppose the erasure and we no longer need the data for the purposes of processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have filed an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR.
The right, in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us in in a commonly used and machine-readable format and the right to transmit those data to another controller.
The right to withdraw your given consent pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR with effect in the future at any time.
The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work.
The right to withdraw your given consent pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR: You have the right to withdraw your given consent concerning the processing of your personal data with effect for the future at any time. In the event of withdrawal, we will delete the data concerned without delay, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal
Right to object
If your personal data is processed by us based on legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right, pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation. If the objection is directed against the processing of personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have a general right of objection without the requirement of stating a particular situation.
If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal, objection or any of your other rights, simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wir behalten uns vor, diese Datenschutzerklärung erforderlichenfalls unter Beachtung der geltenden Datenschutzvorschriften anzupassen bzw. zu aktualisieren. Auf diese Weise können wir sie den aktuellen rechtlichen Anforderungen anpassen und Änderungen unserer Leistungen berücksichtigen, z. B. bei der Einführung neuer Services. Für Ihren Besuch gilt die jeweils aktuellste Fassung.
Stand dieser Datenschutzerklärung: 15.12.2020
Subject to change