Data protection declaration according to GDPR | Fischer

Data protection declaration

We are delighted about your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance to the management of Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH. The use of the Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH website is possible without providing any personal data. However, processing of personal data may be necessary if a data subject wishes to use special services of our company via our website. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, postal address, email address or telephone number of a data subject, always takes place in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH. Through this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data that we collect, use and process. In addition, data subjects are informed about their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

As the controller, Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of the personal data processed via this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may generally exhibit security vulnerabilities, therefore absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, any data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

  1. Definitions of terms

The Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH data protection declaration is based on the terms that were used by the European legislator when passing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration is designed to be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. In order to ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

In this data protection declaration, we use the following terms, among others:

  • a)    Personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the “data subject”). A natural person is regarded as identifiable if they can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, identification number, location data, online identifier or one or more specific features that are an expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

  • b)    Data subject

The data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.

  • c)    Processing

Processing is any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the help of automated processes in connection with personal data such as the collection, recording, organisation, placing in order, storage, adaptation or modification, reading, querying, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

  • d)    Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.

  • e)    Profiling

Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data that consists of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, whereabouts or relocation of this natural person.

  • f)     Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be associated with a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  • g)    Controller

The controller is the natural or legal person, authority, facility or other body that decides, alone or jointly with others, on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

  • h)    Processor

The order processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institute or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the responsible entity.

  • i)     Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institute or other body to which personal data are disclosed, irrespective of whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities that may receive personal data under Union or Member State laws within the scope of a particular investigative assignment shall not be deemed to be recipients.

  • j)      Third party

A third party is a natural or legal person, authority, institute or other body other than the data subject, the responsible entity, the order processor and the persons directly answerable to the responsible entity who process the personal data.

  • k)    Consent

Consent is any statement of intent voluntarily made by the data subject in an informed and unmistakable manner for the particular case in the form of a declaration or other unambiguous affirmative act in which the data subject indicates that he or she agrees to the processing of the personal data concerning him or her.

  1. Name and address of the controller

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in force in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature, the controller is:

Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH

Schützenstraße 19

74842 Billigheim-Allfeld

Deutschland

Tel.: 0 62 65 / 92 22 – 0

E-Mail: info@fischer-elektromotoren.de

Website: fischer-elektromotoren.de

  1. External Data Protection Officer

The controller’s data protection officer is:

Firma DAT-CON

E-Mail: info@dat-con.de

Website: dat-con.de

Any data subject can contact our Data Protection Officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

  1. Cookies

The Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are placed and stored on a computer system via a web browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string by which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific web browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows the websites and servers visited to distinguish the data subject’s individual browser from other web browsers that contain other cookies. A specific web browser can be recognised and identified by the unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the setting of cookies.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised in the interest of the user. Cookies allow us to recognise the users of our website, as mentioned above. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his access data every time he visits the website, because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in the online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the web browser used and, in this way, permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular web browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the web browser he uses, it is possible that not all functions of our website will be fully usable.

  1. Collection of general data and information

The Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH website collects a series of general data and information each time the website is visited by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. The following information may be collected: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the web pages that are visited via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data, which are designed to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. In fact, this information is needed (1) to correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) to optimise the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated by Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH on the one hand statistically and on the other with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security in our company, in order to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data that we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

  1. Possibility of contact via the website

The Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH website contains information based on legal regulations that enables fast electronic contact to be made with our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for the so-called electronic mail (email address). If a data subject contacts the controller by email or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purpose of processing or of contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

  1. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller will only process and store the data subject’s personal data for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or if this has been provided for by the European legislator or another legislator in the laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage is waived or a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another responsible legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

  1. Rights of the data subject
  • a)    Right to confirmation

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to require the controller to certify whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

  • b)    Right to information

Any data subject whose personal data is processed shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain free information at any time from the controller about the personal data stored about him or her and to obtain a copy of that information. In addition, the European legislator has granted the data subject the right to obtain information about the following items:

    • the purposes of the processing
    • the categories of personal data concerned
    • the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
    • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
    • the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing
    • the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
    • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject: any available information as to their source
    • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Art. 22 par. 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in those cases – meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject

In addition, the data subject has a right to information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

  • c)    Right of rectification

The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

  • d)    Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

    • The personal data are no longer required in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
    • The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a, or Art. 9 par. 2 lit a GDPR and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
    • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 par. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 par. 2 GDPR.
    • The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
    • The personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
    • The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8 par. 1 GDPR.

If one of the above grounds applies and a data subject wishes to have the personal data stored at Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH erased, he or she can contact an employee of the controller about this at any time. The employee of Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH shall ensure that the erasure request is complied with without delay.

Where Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Art. 17 par. 1 GDPR to erase the personal data, Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH shall, taking account the available technology and the cost of implementation, take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform others controllers that are processing the published personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to these personal data, or to copies or replications of these personal data, if the processing is not necessary. The employee of Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH shall instigate the necessary actions in the individual case.

  • e)    Right to restriction of processing

The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following prerequisites applies:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data
    • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of the use of the personal data instead.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 par. 1 GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the above prerequisites applies and a data subject wishes to have the use of the personal data stored at Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH restricted, he or she can contact an employee of the controller about this at any time. The employee of Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH shall instigate the restriction of the processing.

  • f)     Right to data portability

The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided where the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 par. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 par. 1 lit. b GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, provided the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, the data subject, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 par. 1 GDPR, shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another where this is technically feasible and the rights and freedoms of others are not thereby affected.

To assert the right to data portability, the data subject can contact an employee of Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH at any time.

  • g)    Right to object

The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on Art. 6 par. 1 lit. e or f GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on those provisions.

Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in case of objection, unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where the data subject objects to Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH shall no longer process the personal data for such purposes.

Where personal data are processed by Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 par. 1 GDPR, the data subject shall, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, also have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning him or her, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

To exercise the right to object, the data subject can directly contact any employee of Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH or another employee.

  • h)    Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or for the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.

If the decision (1) takes place for the fulfilment of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) takes place with the explicit consent of the data subject, Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least including the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to assert his or her rights with regard to automated decisions, he or she can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

  • i)      Right to revoke a consent given under data protection laws

The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator at any time to revoke his or her consent to the processing of personal data.

If the data subject wishes to assert his or her right to revoke a consent, he or she can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

  1. Data protection relating to job applications and the job application process

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purposes of handling the application process. The processing can take place by electronic means. This is the case in particular where an applicant transmits application documents to the controller by electronic means, e.g. by email or a web form located on the website. If the controller enters into an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purposes of handling the employment relationship, taking into account the legal regulations. If the controller does not enter into an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller preclude the deletion. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, an obligation to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

  1. Privacy policy on the use of Facebook

The controller has integrated components of the Facebook company in this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is an Internet-driven social meeting place, an online community that usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Among other things, Facebook enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside the United States or Canada, the controller responsible for the processing of personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

On each visit to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and in which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_GB. As part of this technical procedure, Facebook becomes aware of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognises, with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific sub-page of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject presses one of the Facebook buttons integrated in our website, such as the “Like” button, or if the data subject submits a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

If the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the time of visiting our website, Facebook receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not wish information to be transmitted to Facebook, the data subject can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Facebook account before visiting our website.

The privacy policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains what settings Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transfer to Facebook.

  1. Privacy policy on the use of Google Analytics (with anonymisation)

The controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) in this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. mong other things, a web analytics service collects data regarding which website a data subject came to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were visited or how often and for what length of stay a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used for optimising a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for the web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the data subject’s Internet connection is truncated by Google and anonymised when our web pages are visited from a Member State of the European Union or from another contracting state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us that show the activities on our web pages and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on the data subject’s information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyse the use of our website. Each time a data subject visits one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and in which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the web browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical procedure, Google becomes aware of personal data, such as the data subject’s IP address, which, among other things, allow Google to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission statements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as time of visit, the location from which the visit took place and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. Each time the data subject visits our website, these personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, are transferred to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

As already illustrated above, the data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the web browser used and, in this way, permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the web browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the data subject’s information technology system. In addition, a cookie that has already been set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the web browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to the collection of data related to the use of this website generated by Google Analytics, as well as to the processing of this data by Google and to prevent such data processing. To do this, the data subject must download a browser add-on via the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is regarded by Google as an objection. If the data subject’s information technology system is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or disabled by the data subject or another person who is assigned to his or her sphere of control, it is possible to reinstall or re-enable the browser add-on.

Further information and Google’s applicable privacy policy are available at https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail here: https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/

  1. Privacy policy on the use of Google+

The controller has integrated the Google+ button as a component in this website. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is an Internet-driven social meeting place, an online community that usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Among other things, Google+ enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests.

The operator of Google+ is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

On each visit to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and in which a Google+ button has been integrated, the web browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Google+ button to download a representation of the corresponding Google+ button from Google. As part of this technical procedure, Google becomes aware of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject. More detailed information on Google+ is available at https://developers.google.com/+/.

f the data subject is logged in to Google+ at the same time, Google recognises, with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific sub-page of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the data subject.

If the data subject presses one of the Google+ buttons integrated in our website and thereby makes a Google+1 recommendation, Google assigns this information to the personal Google+ user account of the data subject and stores this personal data. Google stores the Google+1 recommendation of the data subject and makes it publicly available in accordance with the terms and conditions accepted by the data subject in this regard. A Google+1 recommendation made by the data subject on this website will subsequently be stored and processed together with other personal data, such as the name of the Google+1 account used by the data subject and the photo stored in this account, in other Google services, such as the results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the data subject or in other places, such as on websites or in connection with advertisements. Furthermore, Google is able to link the visit to this website to other personal data stored by Google. Google also records this personal information for the purpose of improving or optimising Google’s various services.

If the data subject is logged in to Google+ at the time of visiting our website, Google+ receives information via the Google+ button that the data subject has visited our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks the Google+ button or not.

If the data subject does not wish the personal data to be transmitted to Google, the data subject can prevent such transmission by logging out of his or her Google+ account before visiting our website.

Further information and Google’s applicable privacy policy are available at https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/. Further information from Google on the Google+1 button can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

  1. Privacy policy on the use of Twitter

e controller has integrated components of Twitter in this website. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly available microblogging service where users can post and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 140 characters. These short messages are available to everyone, including those who are not registered with Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Twitter also enables a wide audience to be addressed via hashtags, links or retweets.

Twitter is operated by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

On each visit to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and in which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the web browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a representation of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. More information on the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. As part of this technical procedure, Twitter becomes aware of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is to enable our users to redistribute the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the data subject is logged in to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognises, with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific sub-page of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Twitter buttons integrated in our website, the data and information transmitted with it will be assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Twitter.

If the data subject is logged in to Twitter at the time of visiting our website, Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not wish this information to be transmitted to Twitter, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Twitter account before visiting our website.

Twitter’s applicable privacy policy is available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

  1. Privacy policy on the use of Xing

The controller has integrated components of Xing in this website. Xing is a web-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and to establish new business contacts. Individual users can create their own personal profile at Xing. For example, companies can create company profiles or publish job vacancies on Xing.

Xing is operated by XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

On each visit to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and in which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the web browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. Further information on the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical procedure, Xing becomes aware of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognises, with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific sub-page of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned by Xing to the respective Xing account of the data subject. If the data subject presses one of the Xing buttons integrated in our website, for example the “Share” button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

If the data subject is logged in to Xing at the time of visiting our website, Xing receives information via the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks the Xing component or not. f the data subject does not wish this information to be transmitted to Xing, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Xing account before visiting our website.

The privacy policy published by Xing, which is available at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing.In addition, Xing has published data protection information for the XING share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

  1. Privacy policy on the use of You Tube

The controller has integrated components of YouTube in this website. YouTube is an internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, review and comment on them, also free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all kinds of videos, which is why complete movies and TV shows, as well as music videos, trailers or user-made videos are available on the web portal.

YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

On each visit to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and in which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the web browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. More information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com//about/. As part of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google become aware of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting when a subpage containing a YouTube video is visited. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YIf the data subject is logged in to YouTube at the time of visiting our website, YouTube and Google receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not wish this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her YouTube account before visiting our website.

The privacy policy published by YouTube, which is available at https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

  1. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for our company for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. Where the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, in the case of processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, the processing shall be based on Art. 6 I lit.b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations as are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation that requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing shall be based on Article 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were to be injured and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third parties. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. This is the legal basis for processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases where the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that this legitimate interest is not outweighed by the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. We are permitted to perform such processing procedures in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In that regard, the legislator took the view that a legitimate interest could be presumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).

  1. Legitimate interests in the processing that are pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR, our legitimate interest is the carrying out our business for the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

  1. Period for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the period of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiry of the period, the relevant data will be routinely deleted, provided that they are no longer necessary for the fulfilment or initiation of a contract.

  1. Legal or contractual requirements for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We wish to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also arise from contractual regulations (e.g. information about the contractual partner). It may sometimes be necessary, in order to conclude a contract, for a data subject to provide us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company enters into a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Prior to the provision of personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee explains to the data subject in the individual case whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences of failing to provide the personal data would be.

  1. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

This data protection declaration is a translation of the data protection declaration created by the data protection declaration generator of datenschutz 2 klick in cooperation with RC GmbH, which reuses gebrauchte Notebooks and then Filesharing Rechtsanwälten of WBS-LAW.

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