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Privacy policy

Privacy policy

This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our online offering and the associated websites, functions and content as well as external online presences, such as our social media profile (hereinafter referred to collectively as "online offering"). With regard to the terms used, such as "processing" or "responsible person", we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).

Responsible person

Armin Meyer, Kamedi GmbH

Haid-und-Neu-Straße 7

76131 Karlsruhe

Germany

armin.meyer@heatit.de

Types of data processed

Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses).

Contact details (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers).

Content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos).

Content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos).

Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Categories of data subjects

Visitors and users of the online offer and our iOS and/or Android Applications (in the following we refer to the persons concerned collectively also as "users" and the applications of both operating systems "apps").

Purpose of processing

Provision of the online offer, the apps, their functions and contents

Answering contact requests and communicate with users

Security measures

Evaluation to improve our products and all online offers

Reach measurement/Marketing

User account

In order to be able to place orders via our online offers, each customer must set up a password-protected customer account. This account contains an overview of orders placed and active order processes. If you leave the online shop as a customer, you will be logged out automatically.

The operator takes no liability for password misuse, unless it was caused by the operator himself.

Order process

All data entered by the customer within the framework of order processing are stored. This includes:

Name, first name

Address

Payment data

E-mail address

Those data, which are essential for delivery or order processing, are passed on to third service providers. As soon as the storage of your data is no longer necessary or legally required, it will be deleted.

Credit check

To ensure your and the operator's safety, the operator may conduct a credit check before concluding a contract.In addition to checking the past transactions with the operator and any changes to your personal data, the operator also resorts to third party service providers.

Your personal data (name, address, date of birth) may be made available to the payment service provider as part of the credit check.

Used terms

"personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject"); a natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. a cookie) or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person

"processing" means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means. The term is broad and includes virtually handling of data.

"pseudonymisation" means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the inclusion of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person

"profiling" means any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular with a view to analysing or predicting aspects relating to the performance of work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, location or movement of that natural person.

"controller" means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

"processor" means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller

Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO, we inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. For users from the area of application of the basic data protection regulation (DSGVO), i.e. the EU and the EEC, the following applies unless the legal basis is stated in the data protection declaration:

The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO;

The legal basis for processing for the purpose of fulfilling our services and implementing contractual measures as well as answering enquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO;

The legal basis for the processing for the fulfilment of our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit.c DSGVO;

If vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d FADP serves as the legal basis.

The legal basis for the processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller is Article 6(1)(e) DPA.

The legal basis for the processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The processing of data for purposes other than those for which they were collected is governed by the provisions of Art. 6 para. 4 DSGVO.

The processing of special categories of data (in accordance with Art. 9 para. 1 DSGVO) is governed by the provisions of Art. 9 para. 2 DSGVO.

Security measures

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the varying probability of occurrence and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in order to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

These measures shall include in particular the safeguarding of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to data, as well as access, input, disclosure, safeguarding of availability and segregation thereof. Furthermore, we have established procedures to ensure that data subjects' rights are exercised, data is deleted, and we respond to any threats to the data. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account as early as the development and selection of hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly default settings.

Cooperation with contract processors, jointly responsible parties and third parties If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors, jointly responsible parties or third parties), transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. if transmission of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is necessary for the performance of the contract), users have consented, a legal obligation provides for it or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we disclose, transmit or otherwise grant access to data to other companies in our group of companies, this is done in particular for administrative purposes as a legitimate interest and, moreover, on a basis that complies with the legal requirements.

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or the Swiss Confederation) or if this is done in the context of using the services of third parties or disclosure or transfer of data to other persons or companies, this will only take place if it is done to fulfil our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to express consent or contractually required transfer, we process or allow the data to be processed only in third countries with a recognized level of data protection, including the US processors certified under the "Privacy Shield" or on the basis of special guarantees, such as contractual obligations through so-called standard protection clauses of the EU Commission, the existence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations (Art. 44 to 49 DSGVO, information page of the EU Commission).

Rights of data subjects

Right of access: You have the right to demand confirmation as to whether or not data in question are being processed and to obtain information about them, as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with legal requirements.

Right of rectification: You have the right to request the completion of data concerning you or the rectification of incorrect data concerning you, in accordance with the law.

Right to erasure and limitation of processing: You have the right to demand, in accordance with the statutory provisions, that the data in question be erased immediately, or alternatively to demand, in accordance with the statutory provisions, limitation of the processing of the data.

Right to data transferability: You have the right to receive data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common, machine-readable format in accordance with the law or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party.

Complaint to the supervisory authority: You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Right of withdrawal

You have the right to grant consent in accordance with effect for the future

Right of objection

Right of objection: You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you which is carried out pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. e or f FADP; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If 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, including profiling, insofar as it is linked to such direct marketing.

Cookies and right of objection for direct advertising

Cookies" are small files that are stored on the user's computer. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie, for example, the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status can be stored. Cookies are described as "permanent" or "persistent" if they remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if the user visits it after several days. Likewise, the interests of the users can be stored in such a cookie, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. Third-party cookies" refers to cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for the online offer (otherwise, if it is only their cookies, it is called "first-party cookies").

We may use temporary and permanent cookies and provide information on this in our privacy policy.

If we ask users to consent to the use of cookies (e.g. in the context of a cookie consent), the legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. DSGVO. Otherwise, the users' personal cookies will be processed in accordance with the following explanations within the framework of this data protection declaration 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) or insofar as the use of cookies is necessary for the provision of our contract-related services, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO, processed.

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your end device for range measurement, you can contradict the use of these files here:

Cookie-Deaktivierungsseite der Netzwerkwerbeinitiative: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/

Cookie deactivation page of the US website: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/

Cookie deactivation page of the European website: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they will be asked to disable the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be raised for many of the services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by switching them off in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of this online offer can be used.

Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in their processing in accordance with the legal requirements. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations.

If the data are not deleted deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing is restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax law reasons.

Changes and updates to the privacy policy

We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as changes in the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes make it necessary for you to cooperate (e.g. to give your consent) or to receive other individual notification.

Business-related processing

Additionally we process

Contract data (e.g., object of contract, duration, customer category).

Payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history)

from our customers, interested parties and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

Data protection notices in the application procedure

The application procedure requires applicants to provide us with the data necessary for their assessment and selection. Which information is required can be found in the job description or, in the case of online forms, in the information provided there.

In principle, the required information includes personal details such as name, address, a contact option and proof of the qualifications required for a job. On request, we will also be happy to inform you which information is required.

If provided, applicants can send us their applications using an online form. The data will be encrypted and transmitted to us according to the state of the technology. Applicants can also send us their applications by e-mail. Please note, however, e-mails on the Internet are generally not sent in encrypted form. As a rule, e-mails are encrypted in transit, but not on the servers from which they are sent and received. We can therefore not assume any responsibility for the transmission path of the application between the sender and the reception on our server. Applicants are welcome to contact us regarding the method of submitting the application or to send us the application by post.

The data provided by the applicants may be processed by us for the purposes of the employment relationship in the event of a successful application. Otherwise, if the application for a job offer is not successful, the applicants' data will be deleted. Applicants' data is also deleted if an application is withdrawn, which applicants are entitled to do at any time. Subject to a justified revocation by the applicants, the data will be deleted after a period of six months at the latest, so that we can answer any follow-up questions regarding the application and fulfil our obligations to provide evidence in accordance with the regulations on the equal treatment of applicants. Invoices for any reimbursement of travel expenses will be archived in accordance with tax law requirements.

The applicants' data will be processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter b DSGVO (application procedure as a pre-contractual or contractual relationship). Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Paragraph 1 DSGVO (e.g. health data, such as severely handicapped status or ethnic origin) are requested from applicants in the context of the application procedure, so that the controller or the data subject can exercise the rights arising to him or her from employment law and social security and social protection law and fulfil his or her obligations in this respect, their processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 9 Paragraph 2 lit. b. DSGVO, in the case of protection of vital interests of applicants or other persons pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. c. DSGVO or for the purposes of health care or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the employee's ability to work, for medical diagnosis, care or treatment in the health or social sector or for the management of systems and services in the health or social sector pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h. DSGVO. In the case of communication of special categories of data based on voluntary consent, their processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a. DSGVO.

In case applicant data is processed in Germany, §§ 22, 26 BDSG apply in addition specifically).

Contact us

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the user's details will be processed the contact request and its handling in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b. (within the framework of contractual/pre-contractual relations), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. (other inquiries) DSGVO are processed. User data may be stored in a customer relationship management system ("CRM system") or comparable enquiry organisation.

The statutory archiving obligations apply.

Dealing with comments and posts

If you leave a post or comment on this website, your IP address will be saved. This is done on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO and serves the security of us as website operators: if your comment violates applicable law, we can be prosecuted for this, which is why we have an interest in the identity of the author of the comment or post.

Newsletter

With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the procedures described.

Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information (hereinafter referred to as "newsletters") only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of the newsletter are specifically described in the context of a registration for the newsletter, they are decisive for the consent of the users. Furthermore, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.

Double-Opt-In and protocolling: The registration for our newsletter is done in a so-called Double-Opt-In procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with foreign e-mail addresses. The newsletter registrations are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also protocolled.

Registration data: To subscribe to the newsletter, you only need to enter your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to enter a name for personal contact in the newsletter.

The sending of the newsletter and the measurement of success associated with it are based on the consent of the recipients in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 DSGVO in conjunction with § 7 Para. 2 No. 3 UWG or, if consent is not required, on our legitimate interests in direct marketing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lt. f. DSGVO in conjunction with § Art. 7 Para. 3 UWG.

The registration procedure is documented on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We are interested in the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as meeting the expectations of the users and also allows us to provide proof of consent.

Cancellation/revocation - You can cancel the subscription to our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. We may store the unsubscribed e-mail addresses for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defence against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of a consent is confirmed at the same time.

Newsletter -Dispatch service provider

The sending of the newsletter is carried out by the mailing service provider mailerlite. You can view the data protection regulations of the mail-order service provider here: https://www.mailerlite.com/legal. The mail-order service provider is informed on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO and an order processing contract in accordance with Art. 28 para. 3 sentence 1 DSGVO.

The dispatch service provider may use the recipient's data in pseudonymous form, i.e. without allocation to a user, to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. for technical optimisation of the dispatch and presentation of newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the dispatch service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter - Measuring success

The newsletters include a so-called "web-beacon", i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened, or from the server of a mailing service provider if we use one. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information such as information on the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are initially collected.

This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour based on their access locations (which can be determined by means of the IP address) or the access times. Statistical surveys also include determining whether newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention nor, if used, that of the dispatch service provider to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

A separate revocation of the performance measurement is unfortunately not possible, in this case the entire newsletter subscription must be cancelled.

Hosting and e-mailing

The hosting services used by us serve the provision of the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, e-mail dispatch, security services as well as technical maintenance services which we use for the purpose of operating this online service.

In doing so, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online offers on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offers in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in conjunction with Art. 28 DSGVO (conclusion of contract processing agreement).

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager is a solution with which we can manage so-called website tags via an interface (and thus integrate e.g. Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our online offer). The Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process any personal user data. With regard to the processing of users' personal data, we refer to the following information on Google services. Usage guidelines: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.

Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited ("Google"). The use includes the operating mode "Google Analytics". This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus to analyze the activities of a user across multiple devices.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before this happens. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by IP anonymisation in order to ensure anonymous recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. You can find more information on terms of use and data protection at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://policies.google.com/?hl=de.

Purpose of the processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with website and internet use.

Legal basis
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Recipients / categories of recipients
The recipient of the collected data is Google.

Transfer to third countries
Personal data is transferred to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the adequacy decision of the European Commission. You can download the certificate here

Duration of data storage
The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. User ID) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

Rights of data subjects
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by preventing the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

u can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser-Add-on. Opt-out cookies prevent future collection of your information when you visit this site. To prevent analytics collection across multiple devices, you must opt-out on all systems in use. The opt-out cookie is set when you go to the cookie and choose to accept only the essential cookies.

(Extract from DatenschutzbeauftragterInfo )

Further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options, can be found in Google's privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy) and in the settings for the display of advertising by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

Target group formation with Google Analytics

We are using Google Analytics in order to display the advertisements placed within advertising services of Google and its partners only to those users who have also shown an interest in our online offer or who show certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products, which are determined on the basis of the websites visited), which we transmit to Google (so-called "remarketing" or "Google Analytics Audiences"). With the help of remarketing audiences, we also want to ensure that our ads match the potential interest of users.

Google Firebase

For our mobile app we use the tracking tool Google Firebase from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 ("Google"), which creates pseudonymous user profiles. Firebase is part of the Google Cloud platform and offers various services for developers, which you can view here: https://firebase.google.com/terms/

On our behalf, Google Firebase evaluates the data of your app usage. The data is important for us to get to know the users better and to adapt the app to the users' needs. This processing enables us to guarantee the stability and security of the app. All this is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. f DSGVO and your data is not combined with other customer information.

Firebase Analytics uses advertising ID's, which you can restrict in your end device with the following device settings:

For Android: Setting > Google > Ads > Reset ad ID
For iOs: Setting > Privacy > Advertising > No ad tracking

You can find the data protection of Firebase under: https://www.firebase.com/terms/privacy-policy.html

Firebase is also subject to the privacy policy of Google.
You can therefore find more information about Google Firebase and data protection here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Google AdWords and Conversion-Measure

We use the Google "AdWords" online marketing process to place ads on the Google advertising network (e.g., in search results, in videos, on web pages, etc.) so that they are displayed to users who have a presumed interest in the ads. This allows us to better target ads for and within our online offers in order to show users only ads that potentially match their interests. For example, if a user is shown ads for products that he or she has been interested in on other websites, this is called "remarketing". For these purposes, when you visit our website and other websites on which the Google advertising network is active, Google will execute code directly by Google and incorporate so-called (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as "web beacons") into the website. With their help, an individual cookie, i.e. a small file, is stored on the user's device (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). This file records which websites the user has visited, what content he is interested in and which offers the user has clicked on, as well as technical information on the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information on the use of the online offer.

Furthermore we receive an individual "conversion cookie". The information obtained with the help of the cookie is used by Google to compile conversion statistics for us. However, we only know the total number of anonymous users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. We do not receive any information that personally identifies users.

User data is processed pseudonymously within the Google advertising network. This means that Google does not store and process e.g. the name or e-mail address of the user, but processes the relevant data cookie-related within pseudonymous user profiles. I.e. from Google's point of view, the ads are not managed and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie holder, regardless of who that cookie holder is. This does not apply if a user has expressly permitted Google to process the data without this pseudonymisation. The information collected about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the USA.

Where we ask users to give their consent (e.g. in the context of a cookie consent), the legal basis for this processing is Article 6(1)(a). DSGVO. Otherwise, the personal data of the users will be processed 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).

Insofar as data is processed in the USA, we would like to point out that Google is certified under the Privacy-Shield-Agreement and thereby assures that it complies with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

Further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options, can be found in Google's privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and in the settings for the display of advertising by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

Social media online presence

maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services.

We point out that user data may be processed outside the European Union. This may result in risks for the users, because the enforcement of the users' rights could be made more difficult. With regard to US providers certified under the Privacy Shield, we would like to point out that they agree then to comply with the data protection standards of the EU.

Furthermore, 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. The user profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements within 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 may also be stored in the user profiles regardless 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 interest in effective information of users and communication with users in accordance with Art. 6, Paragraph 1, lit. f. DSGVO. If the users are asked by the respective providers of the platforms to give their consent to the aforementioned data processing, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 DSGVO.

For a detailed representation of the respective processing and the possibilities of objection (opt-out), we refer to the following linked information of the providers.

Also in the case of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, we would like to point out that these can most effectively be asserted with the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can directly take appropriate measures and provide information. Should you still need help, you can contact us.

Facebook, sites, groups, (Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland) on the basis of an agreement for joint processing of personal data - Privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, especially for pages: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data , Opt-Out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads und http://www.youronlinechoices.com, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.

Google/ YouTube (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland) – Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.

Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) – privacy policy/ Opt-Out: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) - privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active.

Pinterest (Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA) – privacy policy/ Opt-Out: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland) - privacy policy https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy , Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active.

Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany) - privacy policy/ Opt-Out: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

Wakalet (Wakelet Limited, 76 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 4PR, United Kingdom) - privacy policy/ Opt-Out: https://wakelet.com/privacy.html.

Soundcloud (SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany) - privacy policy/ Opt-Out: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

Integration of third-party services and content

We set within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer in the sense of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f. DSGVO), we use content or service offers from third parties in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content").

This always requires that the third party providers of this content are aware of the IP address of the users, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browsers. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We only try to use such content whose respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. Third party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may contain technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other details about the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.

Youtube

We integrate the videos of the platform "YouTube" of the provider Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

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) Social Plugins ("Plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook").

This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can share content from this online offering within Facebook. The list and appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

When a user calls up a function of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his device sets up a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the user's device and integrated into the online offering by the user. User profiles can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform the users according to our state of knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his or her Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example, by pressing the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your device to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to find out his or her IP address and store it. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the relevant rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users, can be found in Facebook's privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her via this online offer and link it to his or her membership data stored on Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook and delete his or her cookies before using our online offer. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or via the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

Site Insights may be based on personal information collected in connection with a visit or interaction of people on or with your site and its content. If you are a citizen of the European Union/European Economic Area and if this personal data is under your influence and control (or (or that of any third party for whom you create or manage the Site), in accordance with the Basic Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679, "DSGVO") ("Insights Data"), you acknowledge and agree on your own behalf (and as agent for and on behalf of any other third party for whom you create or administer the Site) that this Site Insights Supplement applies to the person responsible for the Site ("Site Insights Supplement"):

Facebook Ireland Limited ("Facebook Ireland") and you are jointly responsible for processing Insights data. This Page Insights Supplement sets forth the respective responsibilities of Facebook Ireland and you with respect to the processing of Insights data.

Facebook Ireland agrees to assume primary responsibility under the DSGVO for the processing of Insights data and to comply with all obligations under the DSGVO with respect to the processing of Insights data (including, without limitation, Articles 12 and 13 DSGVO, Articles 15 to 22 DSGVO and Articles 32 to 34 DSGVO). In addition, Facebook Ireland will make the essential elements of this Page Insights supplement available to data subjects.

You should ensure that you have a legal basis for processing Insights data in accordance with the DSGVO, appoint the person responsible for processing the site and comply with any other applicable legal obligations.

You agree that only Facebook Ireland can make and implement decisions regarding the processing of Insights data. Facebook Ireland will determine in its sole discretion how to fulfill its obligations under this Page Insights Supplement. You agree that Facebook Ireland in the EU is the primary entity for processing Insights data for all responsible parties. You also acknowledge that the Irish Data Protection Commission is the lead supervisor for this processing.

Facebook Ireland will remain solely responsible for processing such personal data in connection with Pages Insights that are not covered by this Pages Insights Supplement. This Pages Insights Supplement does not guarantee you the right to request disclosure of personal information of Facebook users processed in connection with Facebook products, including for Pages Insights that we provide to you.

If you are contacted by a data subject or a supervisory authority pursuant to the DSGVO with regard to the processing of Insights data and the obligations assumed by Facebook Ireland in connection with this Page Insights Supplement (each a "request"), you are obliged to provide us with all relevant information without delay, but no later than within 7 calendar days. You may submit this form for this purpose. Facebook Ireland will respond to requests in accordance with our obligations under this Page Insights Supplement. You agree to use all reasonable efforts in a timely manner to cooperate with us in responding to any such request. You are not authorized to act or respond on behalf of Facebook Ireland.

If you use or access a site for any business or commercial purpose (including but not limited to) you agree that any claim, cause of action or dispute you may have against us arising out of or relating to this Site Insights Supplement shall be resolved exclusively in the courts of Ireland, that you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the Irish courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim, and that this Site Insights Supplement shall be governed by Irish law.

We may need to update this Page Insights supplement from time to time. Therefore, we encourage you to check back periodically for updates. Your continued access to or use of the Pages after any notice of an update to this Pages-Insights supplement constitutes your agreement to be bound by it. If you do not agree to the updated Pages Insights Supplement, please stop using any Pages. If you are a consumer with permanent residence in a European Union Member State, only 4.1 of our Facebook Terms of Use will apply to updates to this Pages Insights Supplement.

If any part of this Site Insights Supplement is found to be invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Our failure to enforce any part of this Site-Insights Supplement does not constitute a waiver of any rights. Any modification or waiver of these Terms of Use must be made in writing and signed by us.

"personal data", "data subject" and "responsible person " have the meanings assigned to them in the DSGVO in this supplement to Site Insights.

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the service Twitter, offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, can be integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can share content from this online service within Twitter.

If the users are members of the platform Twitter, Twitter can allocate the call of the above mentioned contents and functions to the user's profiles there. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization.

Instagram

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the service Instagram, offered by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, can be integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons that allow users to share content from this online offering within Instagram. If the users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram may assign the access to the above-mentioned content and functions to the user profiles there. Instagram Privacy Policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Xing

Within our online offering, functions and content of the Xing service, offered by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, can be integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content from this online offering within Xing. If the users are members of the Xing platform, Xing can assign the access to the above-mentioned contents and functions to the user profiles there. Privacy policy of Xing: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

LinkedIn

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the service LinkedIn, offered by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, can be integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons that allow users to share content from this site within LinkedIn. If users are members of the LinkedIn platform, LinkedIn may assign the access to the above-mentioned content and functions to the user profiles there. LinkedIn privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.. LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active). Privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.