Privacy Policy

Part I tells you how we process your data outside of the website.

Part II offers general information on how we process your personal information when you visit and use our website, as well as information on the rights that you possess as a person affected by the processing of this information.

Part III offers the mandatory information on data protection.

Part I: Data processing outside of the website

Our social media appearances

This privacy policy applies to the following social media presence:

 

Data processing through social networks

We maintain publicly available profiles in social networks. The individual social networks we use can be found below.

Social networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter etc. can generally analyze your user behavior comprehensively if you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g., like buttons or banner ads). When you visit our social media pages, numerous data protection-relevant processing operations are triggered. In detail:

If you are logged in to your social media account and visit our social media page, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. Under certain circumstances, your personal data may also be recorded if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data is collected, for example, via cookies stored on your device or by recording your IP address.

Using the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which their preferences and interests are stored. This way you can see interest-based advertising inside and outside of your social media presence. If you have an account with the social network, interest-based advertising can be displayed on any device you are logged in to or have logged in to.

Please also note that we cannot retrace all processing operations on the social media portals. Depending on the provider, additional processing operations may therefore be carried out by the operators of the social media portals. Details can be found in the terms of use and privacy policy of the respective social media portals.

Legal basis

Our social media appearances should ensure the widest possible presence on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on divergent legal bases to be specified by the operators of the social networks (e.g., consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR).

Responsibility and assertion of rights

If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g., LinkedIn), we, together with the operator of the social media platform, are responsible for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. You can in principle protect your rights (information, correction, deletion, limitation of processing, data portability and complaint) vis-à-vis us as well as vis-à-vis the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g., LinkedIn).

Please note that despite the shared responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are determined by the company policy of the respective provider.

Retention period

The data collected directly from us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as you ask us to delete it, you revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses. Stored cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular, retention periods - remain unaffected.

We have no control over the storage duration of your data that are stored by the social network operators for their own purposes. For details, please contact the social network operators directly (e.g., in their privacy policy, see below).

Your rights

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time and free of charge. You also have the right to object, the right to data portability and the right to file a complaint with the responsible regulatory agency. Furthermore, you can request the correction, blocking, deletion and, under certain circumstances, the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

 

Individual social networks

LinkedIn

We have a LinkedIn profile. The provider is the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn uses advertising cookies.

If you want to disable LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/dpa and https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/eu-sccs.

For details on how they handle your personal information, please refer to LinkedIn's privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING

We have a profile on XING. The provider is New Work SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Details on their handling of your personal data can be found in the XING Privacy Policy: https://privacy.xing.com/en/privacy-policy.

YouTube

We have a profile on YouTube. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Details on how they handle your personal data can be found in the YouTube privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Twitter

We use the short message service Twitter. The provider is Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.

You can customize your Twitter privacy settings in your user account. Click on the following link and log in: https://twitter.com/personalization.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here: https://gdpr.twitter.com/en/controller-to-controller-transfers.html.

For details, see the Twitter Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/privacy.

 

Part II: General privacy information

Data protection at a glance

General Information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy listed below this text.

 

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the section "Note on the responsible body" in this data protection declaration.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website . This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without errors. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time and free of charge to obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. In addition, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When you visit this website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with so-called analysis programs.

Detailed information on these analysis programs can be found in the following privacy policy.

 

2 Hosting + Content Delivery

We host the content of our website with the following provider:

External Hosting

This website is hosted externally. The personal data collected on this website is stored on the servers of the hoster(s). This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.

External hosting is provided for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).

If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TDDDG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TDDDG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Our hoster(s) will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.

We use the following host(s):

Hubspot Inc. 25 Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 USA

Data processing

We have concluded a contract for order processing (AVV) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

JSDelivr

To provide our website, we use the open source services of jsdelivr.com of the Polish software company ProspectOne, Królewska 65A/1, 30-081, Kraków, Poland. It is a content delivery network (CDN).

In order to be able to provide this service, your browser can send personal data to jsdelivr.com. jsDelivr can thus collect and store user data such as IP address, browser type, browser version, which website is loaded or time and date of the page visit.   However, as the site operator, we have no influence on possible further data processing by jsDelivr!

jsDelivr has servers distributed in different countries and your data may also be stored outside the European Economic Area. See our note on "Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries".

If you have consented to the use of jsdelivr.com-CDN, the legal basis for the corresponding data processing is this consent. According to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR (consent), this consent represents the legal basis for the processing of personal data, as it may occur when collected by jsdelivr.com-CDN.

We also have a legitimate interest in using jsdelivr.com CDN to optimize our online service and make it more secure. The corresponding legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR (legitimate interests). Nevertheless, we only use the tool if you have given your consent.

Information on data processing by jsDelivr can be found under https://www.jsdelivr.com/privacy-policy-jsdelivr-net.

 

New Relic

On this website we use a plugin of the web analysis service of New Relic. It enables us to record statistical evaluations of the speed of the website, to determine whether the website can be accessed and how quickly the respective page is displayed when it is accessed. This service is provided by New Relic Inc. (188 Spear Street, Suite 1200 San Francisco, CA 94105, USA; "New Relic").

New Relic uses cookies. When a user visits a website that contains a New Relic plugin, their browser establishes a direct connection to New Relic's servers.

By integrating the plugin, New Relic receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged in to New Relic, New Relic can assign the visit to his account with New Relic. However, if a user is not a member of New Relic, New Relic stores his or her IP address.The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by New Relic, as well as the related rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users, can be found in New Relic's privacy policy: https://newrelic.com/privacy.

If a user is a member of New Relic and does not want New Relic to collect data about him or her via this offer and link it to his or her membership data stored at New Relic, he or she must log out of New Relic before visiting the website.

You can object to the collection and storage of data for the purpose of web analysis at any time with effect for the future by deactivating cookies in your browser settings. To do this, consult the corresponding help file or help function of your browser.

3 General information and mandatory information

Privacy

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected.

Personal data is data that can be used to identify you personally. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data from access by third parties.

Note on the responsible body

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

c-LEcta GmbH

Perlickstraße 5

04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 (0) 341 / 35 52 14 0

Email: contact@c-LEcta.com

 

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Retention period

Unless a more specific storage period has been specified within this data protection declaration, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for data processing no longer applies. If you assert a legitimate request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, the deletion takes place after these reasons cease to apply.

General information on the legal basis of data processing on this website

If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR, provided that special categories of data are processed in accordance with Art. 9 (1) GDPR. In the event of express consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, data processing is also carried out on the basis of Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or access to information in your device (e.g. via device fingerprinting), the data processing is also carried out on the basis of § 25 para. 1 TDDDG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required for the fulfilment of the contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process your Data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. Furthermore , we process your data if it are necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.

Data processing may also be carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Information on the relevant legal bases in each individual case is provided in the following paragraphs of this data protection declaration.

 

Data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer.

Dipl.-Ing. Lars Ebertz on behalf of L-E-C.COM GmbH

Ober den Wiesen 17

35756 Mittenaar

Email: lars@ebertz-datenschutz.de

 

Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries

Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure in terms of data protection. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that no level of data protection comparable to that in the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. For example, U.S. companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you, as the data subject, being able to take legal action against this. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) may process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS CARRIED OUT ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 PARA. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME, FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, OPPOSE THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA TO OBJECT; THIS SHALL ALSO APPLY TO A CONTRACT BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS PROFILING. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED, PLEASE REFER TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU FILE AN OBJECTION, IF WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA CONCERNED, IT UNLESS WE CAN HAVE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING EVIDENCE THAT OUTWEIGHS YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR THE PROCESSING SERVES THE PURPOSE OF ASSERTING, EXERCISING OR DEFENDING LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 (1) GDPR).

YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, THUS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA CONCERNED FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING TO PICKLE; THIS APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS CONNECTED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING IN CONNECTION IS ESTABLISHED. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL BE SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 PARA. 2 GDPR).

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically feasible.

Information, correction and deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free of charge at any time Information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we need usually time to check. For the duration of the verification, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you use it for the purpose of exercising it,
  • If you wish to defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
  • If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may only be processed – apart from being stored – with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as For example, orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, an SSL or TLS Encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser is "http://" changes to "https://" and at the lock icon in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

 

4 Data collection on this website

Consent with Usercentrics

This website uses the consent technology of Usercentrics to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your device or to the use of certain technologies and to document this in accordance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is Usercentrics GmbH, Sendlinger Straße 7, 80331 Munich, Germany, website: https://usercentrics.com (hereinafter referred to as "Usercentrics").

When you enter our website, the following personal data is transferred to Usercentrics :

Your consent(s) or revocation of your consent(s)

  • Your IP address
  • Information about your browser
  • Information about your device
  • Time of your visit to the website

Furthermore, Usercentrics stores a cookie in your browser in order to be able to assign the consents granted or their revocation to you. The data collected in this way will be stored until you request us to delete it, delete the Usercentrics cookie yourself or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory statutory retention obligations remain unaffected.

Usercentrics is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of certain technologies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.

Data processing

We have concluded a contract for order processing (AVV) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Cookie consent

To renew or change your consent, please click here.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request IP address

This data will not be merged with other data sources.

This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.

 

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the Enquiry form including the contact details you provided there for the purpose of processing the enquiry and stored with us in case of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested; the consent can be revoked at any time.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

The integrated contact forms on our website, which can be used to contact us electronically, are provided by our technical service providers, who are also recipients of the data and transmit them to us in accordance with our instructions.

The contact form is provided by our service provider Plumsail Inc., 2055 Limestone Road STE 200-C, Wilmington, DE, 19808 USA, which is also the recipient of the data for technical reasons. Together with Plumsail Inc., we have signed the Standard Contractual Clauses in accordance with Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR, which can be accessed here.

Enquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your enquiry, including all personal data resulting from it (name, enquiry), will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested; the consent can be revoked at any time.

The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

Hubspot CRM

We use Hubspot CRM on this website. The provider is Hubspot Inc., 25 Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 USA (hereinafter referred to as Hubspot CRM).

Hubspot CRM allows us, among other things, to connect existing and potential customers as well as Manage customer contacts. With the help of Hubspot CRM, we are able to capture, sort and analyze customer interactions via email, social media or phone across different channels. The personal data collected in this way can be evaluated and used for communication with the potential customer or for marketing measures (e.g. Newsletter mailings). With Hubspot CRM, we are also able to record and analyze the user behavior of our contacts on our website.

Hubspot CRM is used on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The Website operator has a legitimate interest in the most efficient customer management possible and Communication. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TDDDG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's terminal device (e.g. DeviceFingerprinting) within the meaning of the TDDDG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Details can be found in Hubspot's privacy policy: https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy.

 

Data processing

We have concluded a contract for order processing (AVV) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

5 Analysis tools and advertising

Google Tag Manager

We use the Google Tag Manager. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The Google Tag Manager is a tool with the help of which we can use tracking or statistics tools and other technologies on our website. The Google Tag Manager itself does not create User profiles, does not store cookies and does not carry out any independent analyses. It is only used for the purpose of Administration and playout of the tools integrated via it. However, Google Tag Manager collects your IP address, which may also be transmitted to Google's parent company in the United States.

The use of the Google Tag Manager is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The Website operator has a legitimate interest in a quick and uncomplicated integration and administration of various tools on its website. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TDDDG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TDDDG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyse the behaviour of website visitors. In doing so, the website operator receives various usage data, such as page views, length of stay, operating systems used and origin of the user. This data is assigned to the respective end device of the user. There is no assignment to a user ID.

Furthermore, with Google Analytics, we can, among other things: Your mouse movements, scrolling movements and clicks record. Furthermore, Google Analytics uses various modeling approaches to complement the collected data sets and uses machine learning technologies in data analysis.

Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analysing user behaviour (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google about the use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The use of this service is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TDDDG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission.

Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, please refer to Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

 

Data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for order processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

 

Google DoubleClick

This website uses functions of Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, (hereinafter "DoubleClick").

DoubleClick is used to show you interest-based advertisements throughout the Google advertising network. With the help of DoubleClick, the advertisements can be tailored to the interests of the respective viewer. For example, our advertisements may be displayed in Google search results or in banner ads associated with DoubleClick.

In order to display interest-based advertising to users, DoubleClick must be able to associate the relevant user behavior. For this purpose, DoubleClick uses cookies or comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). The information collected is combined into a pseudonymous usage profile in order to display interest-based advertising to the relevant user.

The use of this service is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TDDDG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information on how to opt out of the advertisements displayed by Google, please refer to the following links: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads and https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

 

LinkedIn Insight Tag

This website uses LinkedIn's insight tag. The provider of this service is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

 

Data processing by LinkedIn Insight Tag

With the help of the LinkedIn Insight Tag, we receive information about visitors to our website. If website visitors register with LinkedIn, we can, among other things, analyze the key professional data (e.g. career level, company size, country, location, industry and job title) of our website visitors and thus better align our site with the respective target groups. Furthermore, with the help of LinkedIn Insight Tags, we can measure whether visitors to our websites make a purchase or make any other purchase.

Take action (conversion measurement). Conversion measurement can also be done across devices (e.g. from PC to tablet). LinkedIn Insight Tag also offers a retargeting function that allows us to display targeted advertising outside the website to visitors to our website, whereby, according to LinkedIn, there is no identification of the advertising addressee.

LinkedIn itself also collects so-called log files (URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and Browser properties and time of access). The IP addresses are shortened or (if they are used to reach LinkedIn members across devices) hashed (pseudonymized). The direct identifiers of LinkedIn members are deleted by LinkedIn after seven days. The remaining pseudonymized data will then be deleted within 180 days.

The data collected by LinkedIn cannot be assigned to specific individuals by us as the website operator. LinkedIn will store the personal data collected by website visitors on its website servers in the USA and use them as part of our own advertising measures. Details can be found in LinkedIn's privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy#choices-oblig.

Legal basis

Insofar as consent has been obtained, the use of the above-mentioned service is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 TDDDG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If no consent has been obtained, the use of this service is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR; the website operator has a legitimate interest in effective advertising measures, including social media.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/dpa and https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/eu-sccs.

 

Objection to the use of LinkedIn Insight Tag

Object to the analysis of user behavior and targeted advertising by LinkedIn at the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

Furthermore, LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes in the account settings. In order to avoid linking data collected on our website by LinkedIn and your LinkedIn account, you must log out of your LinkedIn account before visiting our website.

Data processing

We have concluded a contract for order processing (AVV) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

6 Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form takes place exclusively on Basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you provide us with for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be processed by us until your Unsubscribe from the newsletter with us or .dem newsletter service provider and after the Unsubscribe from the newsletter or delete it from the newsletter distribution list after the purpose no longer applies

We reserve the right to delete or block e-mail addresses from our newsletter distribution list at our own discretion within the scope of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected.

After you have unsubscribed from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address will be sent to us or the Newsletter service providers and may be stored in a blacklist if this is necessary to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

 

7 Plugins und Tools

Vimeo

This website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

When you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo video, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. In doing so, the Vimeo server is informed which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the USA.

If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

In order to recognize website visitors, Vimeo uses cookies or comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting).

The use of Vimeo is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers.

This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Provided that an appropriate

consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TDDDG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TDDDG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission and, according to Vimeo, on "legitimate business interests". Details can be found here: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to Vimeo's privacy policy at: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

 

8 Audio and video conferencing

Data processing

Among other things, we use online conferencing tools to communicate with our customers. Some of the tools we use are listed below. If you contact us via video or audio conference via the Internet, your personal data will be collected and processed by us and the provider of the respective conference tool.

The conferencing tools collect all data that you provide/use to use the tools (e-mail address and/or your telephone number). Furthermore, the conference tools process the duration of the conference, the start and end (time) of participation in the conference, number of participants and other "contextual information" in connection with the communication process (metadata).

Furthermore, the provider of the tool processes all technical data necessary for the processing of the online Communication is required. This includes, in particular, IP addresses, MAC addresses, device IDs, device type, operating system type and version, client version, camera type, microphone or speaker, and the type of connection.

If content is exchanged, uploaded or otherwise made available within the tool, it will also be stored on the servers of the tool providers. Such content includes, but is not limited to, cloud recordings, chat/instant messages, voicemails, uploaded photos and videos, files, whiteboards, and other information shared while using the Service.

Please note that we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the tools used. Our options are largely based on the corporate policy of the respective provider. Further information on data processing by the conference tools can be found in the data protection declarations of the tools used in each case, which we have listed below this text.

 

Purpose and legal basis

The conference tools are used to communicate with prospective or existing contractual partners or to offer certain services to our customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR). Furthermore, the use of the tools serves the general simplification and acceleration of the Communication with us or our company (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). If consent has been requested, the tools in question are used on the basis of this consent; the consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

 

Retention period

The data collected directly by us via the video and conference tools will be deleted from our systems as soon as you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

We have no influence on the storage period of your data, which is stored by the operators of the conference tools for their own purposes. For details, please contact the operators of the conference tools directly.

 

Conference tools used

We use the following conferencing tools:

Microsoft Teams

We use Microsoft Teams. The provider is Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, One Microsoft Place, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Ireland. Details on data processing can be found in the privacy policy of Microsoft Teams: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement.

 

Data processing

We have concluded a contract for order processing (AVV) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

9 Own services

Handling of applicant data

We offer you the opportunity to apply for a job with us (e.g. by e-mail, by post or via online Applicant form). We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data will be carried out in accordance with applicable data protection law and all other legal provisions and that your data will be treated as strictly confidential.

Please download the Applicant Information Sheet for detailed information on handling applicant data.

Part III: Mandatory information on data protection / privacy

If you are contacting us via e-mail, we will process your personal data only if we have a legitimate interest in the processing of this data (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR), if you have consented to the processing of your data (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR), if the processing of the data is required for the development, establishment, content or modification of a legal relationship between you and our company (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR) or if any other legal provision permits the processing of this data. Your personal data will remain in our possession until you ask us to delete the data, or you revoke your consent to store the data or if the purpose the data stored is required for no longer exists (e.g., once your request has been conclusively processed). This shall be without prejudice to any compelling statutory provisions – in particular tax and commercial law-based retention periods.

 

You have the right to at any time receive free information concerning the origins, recipients and purpose of your data archived by us. You also have a right to object, to data portability and a right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency. Moreover, you can demand the correction, eradication and, under certain circumstances, the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For more details, please consult our Data Privacy Policy. Our data protection officer can be reached at lars@ebertz-datenschutz.de.