By using cookies, Spindiag GmbH is able to provide website users with user-friendlier services than without cookies.
The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of the corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all our website’s functions may be available to their full extent.
Please refer to our cookie details for specific information about our cookies.
a) Cookie Consent with Borlabs Cookie
Our website uses a Borlabs cookie, which is a technically necessary cookie (borlabs cookie) that is used to store your cookie preferences.
Borlabs Cookies do not process any personal data.
The cookie borlabs-cookie stores the consent you have given when you entered the website. If you wish to revoke this consent, simply delete the cookie from your browser. If you re-enter/reload the website, you will be asked again for your cookie consent.
We integrated Google Analytics via Borlab Cookies, to ensure an anonymized tracking ID. See point 11 for further information about Google Analytics.
b) Google DoubleClick
Nature and extent of processing
On our website we have integrated components of DoubleClick by Google. DoubleClick is a Google trademark used prevalently to market specific online marketing solutions to advertising agencies and publishers. DoubleClick by Google transmits data to the DoubleClick server with each impression, as well as with clicks and other activities.
Each of these transmissions triggers a cookie request to the browser of the data subject. If the browser accepts this request, DoubleClick sets a cookie in your browser.
DoubleClick uses a cookie ID that is necessary for the execution of the technical procedure. The cookie ID is necessary, for instance, in order to display an advertisement in a browser. Using the cookie ID, DoubleClick can also see which ads have been displayed already in a certain browser, in order to avoid showing them again. In addition, the cookie ID allows DoubleClick to capture “conversions”. A “conversion” is registered, for instance, when a user, still using the same browser, completes a purchase after having seen the respective ad displayed by DoubleClick.
DoubleClick cookies do not contain personal data but may contain additional campaign identifiers. A campaign identifier is used to identify campaigns that have contacted you previously on other websites. By this service Google collects data which it uses, among other things, to write commission invoices. Google can, among other things, retrace if you have clicked on certain links on our website. Your data in this case are transmitted to DoubleClick’s provider, Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Further information and the current data protection regulations of DoubleClick by Google are published on https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Aim and legal basis
The effective storage period of the processed data is not determined by us but by Google Ireland Limited. Further information is available in the data protection declaration for Google DoubleClick: https://policies.google.com/privacy.
4. Collection of general data and information
The website of Spindiag GmbH collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system call up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. The collected data may refer to (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 sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, Spindiag GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, Spindiag GmbH analyses anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
When you contact us by e-mail, the data you provide us with (your e-mail address and, if applicable, your name, and any further personal data transmitted) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We will delete the data that arises in this context after the storage is no longer necessary.
5. Subscription to our newsletter
The Spindiag GmbH website sends newsletters with MailChimp and uses features of the newsletter service MailChimp of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA that allow users to register for newsletters.
General information about MailChimp
Rocket Science Group LLC (MailChimp) maintains online platforms that enable our users to stay in touch with their subscribers, primarily via email. They allow users to upload email addresses and other subscriber profile information such as name, physical address and other demographic information to the MailChimp database. This information is used to send e-mails and to enable the use of certain other MailChimp features by these users. In accordance with published privacy policies, MailChimp shares some information with third parties to provide and support the services that MailChimp provides to users. MailChimp also shares some information with third party advertising partners to better understand users’ needs and interests so that more relevant content and targeted advertising can be provided to those users and other users.
If you register for our newsletter on our website, the data entered will be stored at MailChimp. The legal basis for your newsletter subscription is your consent.
Deletion of your data
You may withdraw your consent to receive our newsletter at any time by clicking on the link provided under the confirmation email. If you have unsubscribed by clicking on the unsubscribe link, your data will be deleted at MailChimp.
If you receive a newsletter via MailChimp, information such as IP address, browser type and e-mail program will be stored to give us information about the performance of our newsletter. MailChimp can determine whether the email has arrived, whether it has been opened and whether links have been clicked by using the images called web beacons (details can be found at https://kb.mailchimp.com/reports/about-open-tracking) integrated in the HTML emails. All this information is stored on the servers of MailChimp, not on this website.
MailChimp data processing agreement
We have signed a contract with MailChimp regarding data processing. This contract serves to safeguard your personal data and ensures that MailChimp complies with the applicable data protection regulations and does not pass on your personal data to third parties.
6. Security measures
In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, we take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate for the risk, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, extent, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons.
Such measures shall include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to, access to, inputting, disclosure, securing and separation of data.
In addition, we have established procedures to ensure the exercise of data subjects’ rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account as early as the development or selection of hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly default settings (Art. 25 GDPR).
This site uses SSL-encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SLL-encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
7. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
In general, a data controller processes and stores the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.
If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.
The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.
8. Rights of the data subject
If you would like to exercise any of the following data subjects’ rights, please contact any employee of the controller.
a) Right of confirmation
Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed.
b) Right of access
Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:
- the purposes of the processing;
- the categories of personal data concerned;
- the recipients or categories of recipients 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 the 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 Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. Wherever this is the case, the data subject has the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
c) Right to rectification
Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator 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 has the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
d) Right to erasure (“Right to be forgotten”)
Each data subject has 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 has the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
- The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to Article 6(1)a GDPR, or Article 9(2)a GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
- The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.
- The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
- The personal data must 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 Article 8(1) GDPR.
Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) GDPR to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, takes reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employee of Spindiag GmbH will arrange the necessary measures in each specific case.
e) Right of restriction of processing
Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following 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 instead the restriction of their use 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 Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
f) Right to data portability
Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she has the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)a GDPR or Article 9(2)a GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)b GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as 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, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
g) Right to object
Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on Article 6(1)e or f GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
Spindiag GmbH will no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If Spindiag GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to Spindiag GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, Spindiag GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by Spindiag GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Each data subject has 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, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorized 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 not based on the data subject’s explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, Spindiag GmbH will implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.
i) Right to withdraw data processing consent
Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.
j) Right to lodge a complaint
Each data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
9. Data protection for applications and the application procedures
Spindiag GmbH collects and processes personal data of applicants in the course of the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case, in particular, if an applicant submits corresponding application documents by e-mail or by means of a web form on the website to the controller. If you apply to us via portals operated by third parties (e.g. Stepstone, XING), we will receive your data from the source to which you have given your consent to the transfer of data. You can obtain more detailed information on data collection from the specific source. If Spindiag GmbH concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant and Spindiag GmbH, the application documents shall be automatically erased two months after notification of the refusal decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller are opposed to the erasure. Other legitimate interest in this relation is, e.g. a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (“AGG”).
10. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Facebook
On this website, we have integrated components of the enterprise Facebook. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet website, which is operated by the controller and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-ins) was integrated, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook through the Facebook component. An overview of all the Facebook plug-ins may be accessed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During the course of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of what specific sub-site of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject – and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site which specific sub-site of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, e.g. the “Like” button, or if the data subject submits a comment, then Facebook matches this information with the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information about a visit to our website by the data subject, whenever the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook during the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before a call-up to our website is made.
The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it is explained there what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different configuration options are made available to allow the elimination of data transmission to Facebook. These applications may be used by the data subject to eliminate a data transmission to Facebook.
11. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)
On this website, we have integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function).
Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.
For the web analytics through Google Analytics the controller uses the application “_gat._anonymizeIp”. By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by Google and anonymized when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for us.
Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyse the use of our website. With each call-up of one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions with Google. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which is used by Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.
The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the data subject. With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.
The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.
12. Data protection provisions about the application and use of LinkedIn
We have integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website.
LinkedIn is a web-based social network that enables users with existing business contacts to connect and to make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered people in more than 200 countries use LinkedIn. Thus, LinkedIn is currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.
With each call-up of one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding LinkedIn component of LinkedIn. Further information about the LinkedIn plug-in may be accessed under https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. During the course of this technical procedure, LinkedIn gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on LinkedIn, LinkedIn detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject – and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site – which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the LinkedIn component and associated with the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on our website, then LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in at LinkedIn at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the LinkedIn button or not. If such a transmission of information to LinkedIn is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their LinkedIn account before a call-up to our website is made.
13. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Twitter
On this website, we have integrated components of Twitter.
Twitter is a multilingual, publicly accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short messages, which are limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets.
The operating company of Twitter is Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.
With each call-up of one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Further information about the Twitter buttons is available under https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During the course of this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the contents of this website to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers.
If the data subject is logged in to Twitter at the same time, Twitter detects with every call-up of our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, then Twitter assigns this information to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in on Twitter at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Twitter account before a call-up to our website is made.
The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.
14. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Xing
On this website, the controller has integrated components of XING. XING is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and to create new business contacts. The individual users can create a personal profile of themselves at XING. Companies may, e.g. create company profiles or publish jobs on XING.
The operating company of XING is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
With each call-up of one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a XING component (XING plug-in) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding XING component of XING. Further information about the XING plug-in the may be accessed under https://dev.xing.com/plugins. During the course of this technical procedure, XING gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on XING, XING detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject – and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site – which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the XING component and associated with the respective XING account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on the XING button integrated on our Internet site, e.g. the “Share”-button, then XING assigns this information to the personal XING user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
XING receives information via the XING component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in at XING at the time of the call to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the XING component or not. If such a transmission of information to XING is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she can prevent this by logging off from their XING account before a call-up to our website is made.
The data protection provisions published by XING, which are available under https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by XING. In addition, XING has published privacy notices for the XING share button under https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
15. Data protection provisions about the application and use of YouTube
On this website, the controller has integrated components of YouTube. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users via the Internet portal.
The operating company of YouTube is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information about YouTube may be obtained under https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. During the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in on YouTube, YouTube recognizes with each call-up to a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited by the data subject. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.
YouTube and Google will receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website, if the data subject at the time of the call to our website is logged in on YouTube; this occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desirable for the data subject, the delivery may be prevented if the data subject logs off from their own YouTube account before a call-up to our website is made.
YouTube’s data protection provisions, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.
16. Legal basis for the processing
Article 6(1)a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1)b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services or our job vacancies. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6(1)c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Article 6(1)d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1)f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR). Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favour of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.
17. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data
We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). To conclude a contract, it may sometimes be necessary that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject cannot be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.
18.WordPress Plug-Ins and further Tools
This site uses the security plugin WORDFENCE to protect the website from hacker attacks etc.. Provider is DEFIANT, 800 5th Ave Ste 4100, Seattle, WA 98104. The service is used on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6(1)f GDPR.
The GDPR-compliant data processing agreement has been concluded.
WORDFENCE currently uses three cookies and the following explains what each cookie does, who set the cookie, and why the cookie helps protect the site.
wfwaf-authcookie- (Hash) What it does: This cookie is used by the WORDFENCE firewall to perform a capability check on the current user before loading WordPress. Who receives this cookie: This cookie is set only for users who can log in to WordPress. How this cookie helps: With this cookie, the WORDFENCE firewall recognizes logged-in users and allows them increased access. WORDFENCE can also recognize unregistered users and restrict their access to secure areas. The cookie tells the firewall what level of access a visitor has to help the firewall make wise decisions about who can be allowed and who should be blocked.
wf_loginalerted_ (Hash) What it does: This cookie is used to notify the WORDFENCE administrator when an administrator logs in from a new device or location. Who receives this cookie: This cookie is for administrators only. How this cookie helps: This cookie helps website operators know whether an admin login has taken place from a new device or location.
wfCBLBypass What it does: WORDFENCE allows a site visitor to bypass country blocking by accessing a hidden URL. This cookie can be used to track who is allowed to bypass the country’s blocking. Who receives this cookie: If a hidden URL defined by the site administrator is called, this cookie checks whether the user can access the site from a country that is restricted by the blocking of the country. This is set for anyone who knows the URL that allows the default country blocking to be bypassed. This cookie is not set for someone who does not know the hidden URL to bypass country blocking. How this cookie helps: This cookie allows website owners to allow certain users to block access for other countries even though their country has been blocked.
b) Updraft Plus
Our online offer uses the service “Updraft Plus”, which is offered by the third-party provider “Simba Hosting Company” (https://updraftplus.com). The service is used on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6(1)f GDPR. With the help of this service, the entire WordPress installation on the “HiDrive” web space system of the online hoster Strato (www.strato.de) and Microsoft EU is backed up at regular intervals (once a week). The data protection declaration for “Updraft Plus”: https://updraftplus.com/data-protection-and-privacy-centre/.
The GDPR-compliant data processing agreement with Strato and Microsoft EU has been concluded.
c) Google Web Fonts
We use Google Fonts of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. We have integrated the Google fonts locally, i.e. on our web server – not on Google’s servers. As a result, there is no connection to Google’s server and therefore no data transmission or storage.
Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory with more than 800 fonts provided by Google LLC for free use. With Google Fonts you could use the fonts without uploading them to your server. But to prevent any transfer of information to the Google server, we downloaded the fonts to our server. In this way, we comply with data protection regulations and do not send any data to Google Fonts.
Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unrestricted access to all fonts. So we have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and can get the most out of our website. You can find out more about Google Fonts and other questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=311118259 . We’re using the Google Font “Lato”.
d) iTheme Security
On this website the extension iTheme Security is integrated. This is offered by Liquid Web, LLC, 2703 Ena Drive, Lansing, MI 48917, USA. The extension logs login attempts to the backend and access to non-existent pages (404 detection) and blocks access to the website via IP blocking in the event of excessive access attempts. For this purpose, the IP address is stored in encrypted form in the server’s database on the basis of Article 6(1)f GDPR.
The use of iThemes Security is in the interest of a secure use of our websites and also serves to protect users against malware, Trojans, etc.. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1)f GDPR.
The operating company of the iThemes Security Plug-In for WordPress is iThemes, 1720 S. Kelly Ave. Edmond, OK 73013, USA. The valid data protection regulations of iThemes can be found at https://ithemes.com/privacy-policy/.
e) Contact Form
When contacting us (for example via our contact form, email, phone or social media), the provided user information will be used to get in contact and, as the case may be, to take steps to enter into and perform a contract. This is based on Article 6(1)a GDPR and Article6(1)b GDPR.
Mandatory field in our contact form are name and email-address. Any further information may be provided voluntarily.
We use the plug-in Contact Form 7 to integrate our contact form into the website. This service is offered by Rock Lobster, LLC, Japan. It only transfers the provided data to our company; it does not save any data online. Further information and the prevailing data protection rules of Contact Form 7 can be retrieved from https://de.wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/.
Contact Form is an open-source-software. The communication between browser and server is SSL-/TLS-encrypted.
Moreover, we use the plug-in Contact Form Dynamics CRM to transfer the registered data from our contact form to our Customer-Relationship-Management-System (CRM). The provider of this service is CRM Perks, 380 N Old Woodward Ave, Suite 240, Birmingham, MI 48009. The provided data will be stored on our in-house CRM Dynamics 365, a service of Microsoft. Further information and the prevailing data protection rules of Contact Form Dynamics CRM and CRM Dynamics 365 can be retrieved from https://www.crmperks.com/privacy-policy/, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trust-center/privacy/gdpr-overview and https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/dynamics365/get-started/gdpr/.
Information will be deleted as soon as the respective processing purpose is no longer given, unless statutory retention obligations apply. We check the necessity of data on a regular basis.
f) Ultimate Member
The plugin Ultimate Member is integrated in this website. It is provided by the Ultimate Member Group Ltd in 272 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JR, Scotland.
The plugin allows users to register on our website, create a user profile and access selected content. To this purpose, the IP address is transmitted in encrypted form to the database of the server pursuant to art. 6(1)f GDPR.
The use of Ultimate Member on our website serves the purpose of providing a download area. The downloads in this area refer to our products and are available exclusively to our customers. The plugin provides the possibility to grant access to specific areas only to registered users.
The plugin saves personal data in the WordPress database. In our case, these are the data we ask you for when you register: name and surname, user name and e-mail address. User name and e-mail address are mandatory fields. Only the user name and the e-mail address are mandatory. All other fields are optional. The profile can be deleted at any time. The plugin makes use of essential first-party-cookies.
We check regularly whether your data are still necessary. Further information and the current data protection regulations of Ultimate Member are available at https://ultimatemember.com/privacy-policy/
19. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
This privacy statement is based on various templates and patterns, AdSimple (https://www.adsimple.de/datenschutz-generator/) in cooperation with bauenwir.de; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz (https://dsgvo-muster-datenschutzerklaerung.dg-datenschutz.de/), DSGVO-Guide von t3n (https://t3n.de/datenschutz/) in cooperation with the lawyer for IT and data protection law Christian Solmecke; blogmojo (https://www.blogmojo.de/); borlabs https://de.borlabs.io/?kb=mustertext-fuer-deine-datenschutzerklaerung and https://sternenschwimmer.de/datenschutz/, that we have individually customized.