Privacy Policy

As of November 2020

Table of contents

I. Name and address of the controller
II. Contact details of the data protection officer
III. General information on data processing
IV. Rights of the data subject
V. Provision of the website and creation of log files
VI. Use of cookies
VII. Newsletter
VIII. Contact via email
IX. Contact form
X. Application via email and application form
XI. Corporate web profiles on social networks
XII. Use of corporate profiles on professional networking sites
XIII. Hosting
XIV. Geotargeting
XV. Use of plugins

I. Name and address of the controller

The controller in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union and other data protection regulations is:
A.C.T. GmbH
Krefelder Straße 423-425
41066 Mönchengladbach
Germany
02161 567 11 10
info@act-translations.com
www.act-translations.com

II. Contact details of the data protection officer

The designated data protection officer is:
DataCo GmbH
Dachauer Str. 65
80335 Munich
Germany
+49 89 7400 45840
www.dataguard.de

III. General information on data processing

1. Scope of processing personal data

In general, we only process the personal data of our users to the extent necessary to provide a functioning website with our content and services. The regular processing of personal data only takes place with the consent of the user. Exceptions include cases where prior consent cannot be technically obtained and where processing the data is permitted by law.

Where consent is obtained from the data subject for processing personal data, point (a) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If processing of personal data is required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, point (b) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to take steps prior to entering into a contract.
If it is necessary to process personal data in order to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, point (c) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, point (d) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, and such interests are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, point (f) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of data.

3. Data erasure and storage duration

The personal data of the data subject will be erased or restricted as soon as the purpose of their storage has been accomplished. The may be stored for longer if this is provided for by the European or national legislator within the EU regulations, laws, or other relevant regulations to which the controller is subject. The data are also restricted or erased once the storage period stipulated by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need to continue storing the data for the purpose of entering into or fulfilling the respective contract.
IV. Rights of the data subject
When your personal data are processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and have the following rights:

1. Right of access

You shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not your personal data are being processed.
If such processing occurs, you can request the following information from the data controller:

  1. The purposes for which the personal data are processed.
  2. The categories of personal data concerned.
  3. The recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed.
  4. The envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period.
  5. The existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning you or to object to such processing.
  6. The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
  7. Where the personal data are not collected from you, any available information as to their source.
  8. The existence of automated decision-making including profiling referred to in Article 22(1) and Article 22(4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing on the data subject.

You have the right to request information on whether your personal data will be transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 GDPR relating to the transfer.

2. Right to rectification

You have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate data and/or the right to have incomplete personal data.

3. Right to restriction of processing

You shall have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

  • the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request 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 you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or
  • you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override yours.

Where processing has been restricted, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
If you have obtained restriction of processing pursuant to the terms above, you shall be informed by the controller before the restriction of processing is lifted.

4. Right to erasure

a) Obligation of erasure
You can obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

  1. Your personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  2. You withdraw consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1)(1), or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  3. You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.
  4. Your personal data have been processed unlawfully.
  5. The personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
  6. Your personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) GDPR.

b) Information to third parties
Where the controller has made your 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, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that you as the data subject have requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.
c) Exceptions
The right to erasure does not apply to the extent that processing is necessary

  1. for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
  2. for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
  3. for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with points (h) and (i) of Article 9(2) as well as Article 9(3) GDPR.
  4. for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) GDPR in so far as the right referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or
  5. for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

5. Right to information

If you have asserted your right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing to the controller, the controller shall communicate this rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing carried out to each recipient to whom your personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.
You reserve the right to be informed about those recipients of your data by the controller.

6. Right to data portability

You shall have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to the controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:

  1. the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1)(1) or point (a) of Article 9(2) or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1)(1) GDPR and
  2. the processing is carried out by automated means.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. This right shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller.

7. Right to object

You shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.
The controller shall no longer process your personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time to processing of your personal data for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
Where you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

9. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

You have the right to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects or similarly significantly affects you. This shall not apply if the decision:

  1. is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between you and the data controller,
  2. is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or
  3. is based on your explicit consent.

However, these decisions shall not be based on special categories of personal data referred to in Art. 9(1) GDPR, unless point (a) or (b) of Art. 9(2) GDPR applies and suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests are in place.
In the cases referred to in points (1) and (3), the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express your point of view and to contest the decision.

10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, your place of work or place of alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.

V. Provision of website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling device.
The following data are collected:

  • Browser type and version used
  • The user’s operating system
  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of access
  • Web pages from which the user’s system accessed our website
  • Web pages accessed by the user’s system through our website

These data are stored in the log files of our system. They are not stored together with other personal data of the user.

2. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to deliver the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.
Data are stored in logfiles to ensure the functionality of the website. The data are also used to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our IT systems. The data are not analysed for marketing purposes.
For the aforementioned purposes, our legitimate interest in the processing of data is in compliance with point (f) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and logfiles is point (f) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be erased as soon as they are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected. If data are collected for the provision of the website, this is the case when the session is complete.
If the data are stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or altered so that they cannot be assigned to the calling client.

5. Objection and removal options

The collection of data for the provision of the website as well as the storage of data in log files are essential for the operation of the website. Therefore, the user may not object to the aforementioned processes.

Use of cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. If a user calls up a website, a cookie can be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a string of characters that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened.
We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require the calling browser to be identified even after a page has been changed.
The following data are stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  • Language settings
  • Log-in information

We also use cookies on our website, which enable us to analyse the browsing behaviour of our users.
As a result, the following data will be transmitted:

  • Entered search terms
  • Frequency of page views
  • Use of website functions

The user data collected in this manner are pseudonymised by technical measures. It is therefore not possible to assign the data to the user accessing the site. The data are not stored together with other personal data of the users.

2. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technical cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. These require that the browser is recognised even after a page has been changed.
We need cookies for the following purposes:

  • Applying language settings
  • Storage of search terms

The user data collected by technical cookies are not used to create user profiles.
The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. By using the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and thus can constantly optimise our offer.
Our website uses Borlabs cookie consent technology to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your browser and to document these in a manner consistent with applicable data protection laws. The provider of this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg (hereinafter Borlabs). When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, which stores the consents you have given or the revocation of those consents. This information is not shared with the Borlabs cookie provider. The data collected will be stored until you ask us to erase them or until you erase the Borlabs cookie itself or until the purpose for which the data are stored no longer applies. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected. Details on data processing of Borlabs cookies can be found at https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/. Borlabs cookie content technology is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is point (c) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is point (a) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technical cookies is point (f) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

4. Duration of storage and option of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user’s device and transmitted to our site by the user. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be erased at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent.
If you use the Safari browser version 12.1 or higher, cookies will be automatically erased after seven days. This also applies to opt-out cookies, which are used to prevent the use of tracking mechanisms.

Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing

You can subscribe to a newsletter on our website free of charge. When subscribing to the newsletter, the data from the input mask are transmitted to us.

  • Email address
  • Last name
  • First name
  • IP address of the user’s device
  • Date and time of registration
  • Email address, company, industry

No data will be passed on to third parties in connection with data processing for sending newsletters. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

2. Purpose of data processing

The user’s email address is collected to deliver the newsletter to the recipient.
Additional personal data provided during the registration process are collected to prevent misuse of the services or email address.

The legal basis for the processing of data provided by the user after registration for the newsletter is point (a) of Art. 6 (1)(1) GDPR if the user has given consent.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be erased as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. The user’s email address will therefore be stored as long as the newsletter subscription is active.
The other personal data collected during the registration process are generally erased after a period of seven days.

5. Objection and removal options

The subscription for the newsletter can be cancelled by the data subject at any time. For this purpose, every newsletter contains an opt-out link.
This also allows the data subject to withdraw the consent to the storage of personal data that were collected during the registration process.

Contact via email

1. Description and scope of data processing

You can contact us via the email address provided on our website. In this case the personal data of the user transmitted with the email will be stored.
The data will be used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2. Purpose of data processing

If you contact us via email, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

If the user has given consent, the legal basis for processing the data is point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR.
The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted while sending an email is point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR. If the purpose of the email contact is to enter into a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be erased as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For personal data sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been fully resolved.
The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be erased after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Objection and removal options

The user can withdraw consent to the processing of his or her personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, he or she can object to the storage of his or her personal data at any time. In this case, the conversation cannot be continued.
You can request the erasure of your data by sending an email to datenschutz@act-translations.com.
In this case, all personal data stored while establishing contact will be erased.

Contact form

1. Description and scope of data processing

A contact form is available on our website, which can be used for electronic contact. If a user makes use of this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored.
When sending the message, the following data will also be stored:

  • Email address
  • Last name
  • First name
  • Telephone / mobile number
  • IP address of the user’s device
  • Date and time of contact
  • Company name, position, message, files, callback options

As part of the sending process, your consent will be obtained for the processing of your data and reference will be made to this privacy policy.
Alternatively, you can contact us via the email address provided. In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted with the email will be stored.
The data will be used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2. Purpose of data processing

We process the personal data from the input mask exclusively for the purpose of establishing contact. If you contact us by email, this also constitutes our necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.
The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

The legal basis for the processing of the data is point (a) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR if the user has given his or her consent.
The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted while sending an email is point (f) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR. If the purpose of the email contact is to enter into a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is point (b) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be erased as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. This is the case for the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by email when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been fully resolved.
The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be erased after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Objection and removal options

The user can withdraw consent to the processing of his or her personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, he or she can object to the storage of his or her personal data at any time. In this case, the conversation cannot be continued.
You can request the erasure of your data by sending an email to datenschutz@act-translations.com.
In this case, all personal data stored while establishing contact will be erased.

Application via email and application form

1. Scope of processing personal data

We provide an application form on our website, which can be used for electronic job applications. If an applicant uses this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored. These data are:

  • Title
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Address
  • Telephone / mobile number
  • Email address

Your consent will be obtained for the processing of your data as part of the sending process and reference will be made to this privacy policy.
Alternatively, you can send us your application by email. In this case, we collect your email address and the information you provide in the email.
After sending your application, you will receive confirmation of receipt of your application documents from us by email.
Your data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for processing your application.

2. Purpose of data processing

We process the personal data from the application form exclusively to process your application. If you contact us by email, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.
The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the application form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

The legal basis for processing the data is the completion of the contractual relationship with you at your request, point (b) of Art. 6(1)(1) Alt. 1 GDPR and Sec. 26 (1)(1) BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act).

4. Duration of storage

After completion of the application process, the data will be stored for up to three months. Your data will be erased after three months at the latest. In the event of a legal obligation, the data will be stored within the framework of the applicable provisions.
The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be erased after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Objection and removal options

The applicant can object to the processing of personal data at any time. If the applicant contacts us by email, he or she can object to the storage of his or her personal data at any time. In such a case, your application will no longer be considered.
The data protection officer can be informed of any information, change or erasure via the privacy policy.
All personal data stored during electronic job applications will be erased in this case.
Corporate web profiles on social networks

Use of corporate profiles on social networks

Instagram:

Instagram, part of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland

We provide information on our company profile and offer Instagram users the option of communication. If you carry out an action on our Instagram company profile (e.g. comments, contributions, likes etc.), you may make personal data (e.g. clear name or photo of your user profile) public. However, as we generally or to a large extent have no influence on the processing of your personal data by the companies jointly responsible for the A.C.T. GmbH corporate profile on Instagram, we cannot make any binding statements regarding the purpose and scope of the processing of your data.
Our corporate profile in social networks is used for communication and exchanging information with (potential) customers. We use the company’s profile for:
Employer branding, advertising, information about our services
Publications on the company profile can contain the following content:

  • Information about products
  • Information about services
  • Sweepstakes
  • Advertisement
  • Customer contact

Every user is free to publish personal data.
The legal basis for data processing is point (a) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.
The data generated on the company profile are not stored in our own systems.
Instagram is certified according to the Privacy Shield between the European Union and the USA and is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. More information can be found at:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data that we collect during your use of our Instagram corporate web profile and assert your rights as a data subject mentioned under IV. of this privacy policy. Please send us an informal email to datenschutz@act-translations.com. For further information on the processing of your personal data by Instagram and your objection options, please click here:

Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

Use of corporate profiles on professional networking sites

1. Scope of data processing

We use corporate profiles on professional networking sites. We maintain a corporate presence on the following professional networks:

LinkedIn:

LinkedIn, Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
On our site we provide information and offer users the option of communicating with us.
The corporate profile is used for job applications, information, public relations, and active sourcing.
We do not have any information on the processing of your personal data by the companies jointly responsible for the corporate profile. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of:

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv
If you carry out an action on our corporate profile (e.g. comments, contributions, likes etc.), you may make personal data (e.g. clear name or photo of your user profile) public.

The legal basis for the processing of your data in connection with the use of our corporate profile is point (f) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing

Our corporate profile serves to inform users about our services. Every user is free to publish personal data.

4. Duration of storage

We store your activities and personal data published via our corporate profile until you withdraw your consent. In addition, we comply with the statutory retention periods.

5. Objection and removal options

You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data which we collect when you use our corporate profile and assert your rights as a data subject mentioned under IV. of this privacy policy. Please send us an informal email to the email address stated in this privacy policy.
LinkedIn is also certified according to the Privacy Shield between the European Union and the USA and is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. More information can be found at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active
You can find further information on objection and removal options here:

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv
Hosting
The website is hosted on servers of a service provider commissioned by us.
Our service provider is:
Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG
Königsberger Straße 4-6
32339 Espelkamp
The servers automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits when you visit the website. The stored information is:

  • Browser type and version
  • Used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time and date of the server request
  • IP address of the user’s device

These data will not be merged with other data sources. The data are collected on the basis of point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of its website – and server log files must therefore be recorded.
The server of the website is geographically located in the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA).

Geotargeting

We use the IP address and other information provided by the user (particularly the postcode used for registration or ordering) to approach regional target groups (so-called “geotargeting”).
The regional target group approach is used, for example, to automatically display regional offers or advertisements that often are more relevant to users. The legal basis for the use of the IP address and any other information provided by the user (particularly the postcode) is point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR, based on our legitimate interest in ensuring a more precise target group approach and thus providing offers and advertising with greater relevance for our users.
Part of the IP address and the additional information provided by the user (particularly the postcode) are merely processed and not stored separately.
You can prevent geotargeting by, for example, using a VPN or proxy server that prevents accurate localisation. In addition, depending on the browser you are using, you can also deactivate a location localisation in the corresponding browser settings (provided this is supported by the respective browser).
We use geotargeting on our website for the following purposes:

Customer approach

We also use the following content delivery networks:

Use of plugins

We use plugins for various purposes. The plugins used are listed below:

Use of Google Analytics

  1. Scope of processing personal data

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and its representative in the Union Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as Google). Google Analytics examines, among other things, the origin of visitors, their length of stay on individual pages and the use of search engines, thus allowing better monitoring of the success of advertising campaigns. Google places a cookie on your computer. This allows personal data to be stored and evaluated, in particular the user’s activity (in particular which pages have been visited and which elements have been clicked on), device and browser information (in particular the IP address and the operating system), data on the advertisements displayed (in particular which advertisements have been displayed and whether the user has clicked on them) and also data on advertising partners (in particular pseudonymised user IDs). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this online presence, Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
Google is certified according to the Privacy Shield between the European Union and the USA and is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. More information can be found at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

IP anonymisation is active on this online presence. On behalf of the operator of this online presence, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the online presence, to compile reports on the activities of the online presence and to provide further services associated with the use of the online presence and the Internet use to the operator of the online presence. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website. Further information on the processing of data by Google can be found here:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=EN&hl=en

  1. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of processing personal data is to specifically address a target group that has already expressed an initial interest by visiting the site.

  1. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is the user’s given consent in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this privacy policy or as required by law. Advertising data in server logs are anonymised by Google which, according to its own information, deletes parts of the IP address and cookie information after 9 and 18 months respectively.

  1. Withdrawal of consent and removal option

You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
You can prevent the collection and processing of your personal data by Google by preventing the storage of cookies by third parties on your computer, by using the “Do Not Track” function of a supporting browser, by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) in your browser. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and based on your use of the online presence (incl. your IP address) to Google and prevent the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
With the following link, you can deactivate the use of your personal data by Google:
https://adssettings.google.de
Further information on objection and removal options with regard to Google can be found at:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=EN&hl=en

Use of Google Tag Manager

  1. Scope of processing of personal data

We use the Google Tag Manager (https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/) of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and its representative in the Union Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as Google). With Google Tag Manager, tags from Google and third-party services can be managed and bundled and embedded on an online presence. Tags are small code elements on an online presence that are used, among other things, to measure visitor numbers and behaviour, capture the impact of online advertising and social channels, use remarketing and targeting, and test and optimise online presences. When a user visits the online presence, the current tag configuration is sent to the user’s browser. It contains statements about which tags are to be triggered. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags that may themselves collect data. You will find information on this in the passages on the use of the corresponding services in this privacy policy. Google Tag Manager does not access these data. Data may be transferred to Google servers in the USA. Google is certified according to the Privacy Shield between the European Union and the USA and is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. More information can be found at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
For more information about the Google Tag Manager, please visit https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/faq.html and see Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

  1. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of processing personal data is the collected and clear administration as well as an efficient integration of the services of third parties.

  1. Legal basis for processing personal data

The legal basis for processing personal data is the user’s given consent in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this privacy policy or as required by law. Advertising data in server logs are anonymised by Google which, according to its own information, deletes parts of the IP address and cookie information after 9 and 18 months respectively.

  1. Withdrawal of consent and removal option

You have the right to withdraw your consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
You can prevent the collection and processing of your personal data by Google by preventing the storage of cookies by third parties on your computer, by using the “Do Not Track” function of a supporting browser, by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) in your browser. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and based on your use of the online presence (incl. your IP address) to Google and prevent the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
With the following link, you can deactivate the use of your personal data by Google:
https://adssettings.google.de
Further information on objection and removal options with regard to Google can be found at:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=EN&hl=en

Use of Matomo

  1. Scope of processing personal data

We use the open source tracking tool Matomo (https://matomo.org/) to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. Matomo places a cookie on your computer. This allows personal data to be stored and evaluated, in particular the user’s activity (in particular which pages have been visited and which elements have been clicked on), device and browser information (in particular the IP address and the operating system), data on the advertisements displayed (in particular which advertisements have been displayed and whether the user has clicked on them) and also data on advertising partners (in particular pseudonymised user IDs).
The software is set so that the IP addresses are not stored completely, but 2 bytes of the IP address are masked for anonymisation (e.g.: 192.168.xxx.xxx). In this way, it is no longer possible to assign the shortened IP address to the calling computer. The data are stored in our MySQL database, logs or report data are not sent to Matomo servers. For more information about Matomo’s collection and storage of data, please visit:
https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/

  1. Purpose of data processing

The processing of users’ personal data enables us to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. By evaluating the data collected, we are able to compile information on the use of the individual components of our online presence. This helps us to constantly improve our online presence and its user-friendliness.

  1. Legal basis for processing personal data

The legal basis for processing personal data is the user’s given consent in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this privacy policy or as required by law, e.g. for tax and accounting purposes.

  1. Withdrawal of consent and removal option

You have the right to withdraw your consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
You can prevent Matomo from collecting and processing your personal data by preventing the storage of cookies from third parties on your computer, by using the “Do Not Track” function of a supporting browser, by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) in your browser.
With the following link, you can deactivate the processing of your personal data by Matomo:
https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/
For more information on objection and removal options with regard to Matomo please visit:
https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/

Use of Google AdWords

  1. Scope of processing personal data

We use Google AdWords of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and its representative in the Union Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as Google). We use this service to place advertisements. Google places a cookie on your computer. This allows personal data to be stored and evaluated, in particular the user’s activity (in particular which pages have been visited and which elements have been clicked on), device and browser information (in particular the IP address and operating system), data about the advertisements displayed (in particular which advertisements have been displayed and whether the user has clicked on them) and also data from advertising partners (in particular pseudonymised user IDs).
Data may be transferred to Google servers in the USA. Google is certified according to the Privacy Shield between the European Union and the USA and is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. More information can be found at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
Further information on the processing of data by Google can be found here:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

  1. Purpose of data processing

We only obtain knowledge of the total number of users who have responded to our advertisement. We will not share any information that could be used to identify you. It is not used for tracking purposes.

  1. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for processing personal data is the user’s given consent in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this privacy policy or as required by law, e.g. for tax and accounting purposes.

  1. Withdrawal of consent and removal options

You have the right to withdraw your consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
You can prevent the collection and processing of your personal data by Google by preventing the storage of cookies from third parties on your computer, by using the “Do Not Track” function of a supporting browser, by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) in your browser.
With the following link, you can deactivate the use of your personal data by Google:
https://adssettings.google.de
Further information on withdrawal and removal options with regard to Google can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?gln=EN&hl=en

Use of Adobe Fonts

  1. Scope of processing of personal data

We use fonts using Adobe Fonts from Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 6 Riverwalk, Naas Road 24, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as Adobe). The fonts are transferred to the browser’s cache when the page is called up in order to be able to use them for the visually improved display of various information. If the browser does not support Adobe Fonts or prevents access, the text is displayed in a standard font. When the page is accessed, no cookies are stored for the online presence visitor. Data transmitted in connection with the page view is sent to resource-specific domains such as use.typekit.net or use.typekit.com. The following data will be processed:

  • Provided fonts
  • ID of the WEBPROJECT
  • JavaScript version of the WEBPROJECT (String)
  • Type of WEBPROJECT (String “configurable” or “dynamic”)
  • Embedding type (whether you use the JavaScript or CSS embedding code)
  • Account ID (identifies the customer from whom the WEBPROJECT originated)
  • Service that provides the fonts (e.g. Adobe Fonts or Edge Web Fonts)
  • Application that requests the fonts (e.g. Adobe Muse)
  • Server that provides the fonts (e.g. Adobe Muse)
  • Server that provides the fonts (e.g. Adobe Fonts or Company CDN)
  • Host name of the page on which the fonts are loaded
  • The time it takes for the web browser to download the fonts
  • The time it takes for the web browser to download the fonts and apply the fonts
  • Whether an ad blocker is installed to determine if the ad blocker interferes with the correct tracking of page views
  • IP address of the website visitor, operating system, and browser version

Data may be transferred to Adobe servers in the USA. Adobe is certified according to the Privacy Shield between the European Union and the USA and is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. More information can be found at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNo9AAG&status=Active
For more information about Adobe’s processing of data, please visit:
https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policies/adobe-fonts.html and
https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policy.html

  1. Purpose of data processing

The use of Adobe Fonts serves to provide an appealing representation of our texts. If your browser does not support this feature, a standard font will be used by your computer to display it.

  1. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for processing personal data is the user’s given consent in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this privacy policy or as required by law.

  1. Withdrawal of consent and removal option

You have the right to withdraw your consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
You can prevent the collection and processing of your personal data by Adobe by preventing the storage of third-party cookies on your computer, by using the “Do Not Track” function of a supporting browser, by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser, or by installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) in your browser.
With the following link, you can deactivate the use of your personal data by Adobe:
https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/opt-out.html
For more information on objection and removal options with regard to Adobe, please visit:
https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policies/adobe-fonts.html and https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policy.html

Use of Google Maps

  1. Scope of processing personal data

We use the online map service Google Maps of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and the representative in the Union Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as Google). We use the Google Maps plugin to visually display geographical data and embed it on our online presence. By using Google Maps on our online presence, information about the use of our online presence, your IP address and addresses entered with the route plan function are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google is certified according to the Privacy Shield between the European Union and the USA and is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. More information can be found at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
Further information on the processing of data by Google can be found here:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

  1. Purpose of data processing

The use of the Google Maps plugin serves to improve user-friendliness and to provide an appealing presentation of our online presence.

  1. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for processing personal data is the user’s given consent in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this privacy policy or as required by law.

  1. Withdrawal of consent and removal option

You have the right to withdraw your consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
You can prevent the collection and processing of your personal data by Google by preventing the storage of cookies from third parties on your computer, by using the “Do Not Track” function of a supporting browser, by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) in your browser.
With the following link, you can deactivate the use of your personal data by Google:
https://adssettings.google.de
Further information on objection and removal options with regard to Google can be found at:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=EN&hl=en

Use of Gravity Forms

  1. Scope of processing personal data

We use Gravity Forms of Rocketgenius Inc., 1620 Centerville Turnpike #102, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, USA (hereinafter referred to as Rocketgenius). Gravity Forms is a complete form management solution for WordPress. This serves to improve the presentation of our online presence content. According to Rocketgenius, it does not process any personal data and does not place any cookies for the user. Further information on the processing of data by Rocketgenius can be found here:
https://www.gravityforms.com/privacy/

  1. Purpose of data processing

The use of the Gravity Form plugin serves to improve the user-friendliness of our online presence. We use this plugin to easily create, integrate and present forms in an appealing way.

  1. Legal basis for processing personal data

The legal basis for processing personal data is the user’s given consent in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this privacy policy or as required by law, e.g. for tax and accounting purposes.

  1. Withdrawal of consent and removal option

You have the right to withdraw your consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
You can prevent Rocketgenius from collecting and processing your personal data by preventing the storage of third-party cookies on your computer, by using the “Do Not Track” feature of a supporting browser, by disabling the execution of script code in your browser, or by installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) in your browser.
For more information about objection and removal options regarding Rocketgenius, please visit:
https://www.gravityforms.com/privacy/

Use of Shutterstock

  1. Scope of processing personal data

We use functions of Shutterstock Inc., 350 Fifth Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10118 USA (hereinafter referred to as Shutterstock). We use this plugin to display embedded images. When you visit a page with a plugin, a direct connection is established between your computer and the Shutterstock server. Shutterstock receives information that you have visited our site with your IP address. This allows personal data to be stored and evaluated, in particular the user’s activity (in particular which pages have been visited and which elements have been clicked on) and device and browser information (in particular the IP address and the operating system).
Data may be transferred to Shuttershock servers. Shuttershock is certified according to the Privacy Shield between the European Union and the USA and is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. More information can be found at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000KzOdAAK&status=Active
We would like to point out that as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted nor of their use by Shutterstock. Further information on Shutterstock’s processing of data can be found at:
https://www.shutterstock.com/de/privacy

  1. Purpose of data processing

The Shutterstock plugin is used to improve the usability and loading speed of our online presence.

  1. Legal basis for processing personal data

The legal basis for processing personal data is the user’s given consent in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this privacy policy or as required by law, e.g. for tax and accounting purposes.

  1. Withdrawal of consent and removal option

You have the right to withdraw your consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
You can prevent Shutterstock from collecting and processing your personal data by preventing the storage of third-party cookies on your computer, by using the “Do Not Track” feature of a supporting browser, by disabling the execution of script code in your browser, or by installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) in your browser. For more information about objection and removal options with regard to Shutterstock, please visit:
https://www.shutterstock.com/de/privacy

Use of Newsletter2Go

  1. Scope of processing personal data

We use the service provider Newsletter2Go of Newsletter2Go GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany (hereinafter referred to as Newsletter2Go) to send our newsletter. Newsletter2Go is a provider of email and SMS marketing and enables us to communicate directly with potential customers via email and SMS newsletters. If you register for the newsletter, the data you enter when registering for the newsletter will be transferred to Newsletter2Go and stored there. This allows further personal data to be stored and evaluated, in particular the user’s activity (in particular which pages have been visited and which elements have been clicked on) and device and browser information (in particular the IP address and the operating system). Your data will also be stored by Newsletter2Go for this purpose. Your data will not be passed on to third parties to receive the newsletter and Newsletter2Go does not have the right to pass on your data. After registration, Newsletter2Go will send you an email to confirm your registration. In addition, Newsletter2Go offers various analysis options on how the sent newsletters are opened and used, e.g. how many users an email or SMS was sent to, whether emails or SMS were rejected and whether users unsubscribed from the list after receiving an email or SMS. Further information on the processing of data by Newsletter2Go can be found here:
https://www.newsletter2go.de/datenschutz/

  1. Purpose of data processing

The personal data collected during registration for the newsletter will be used exclusively for sending our newsletter, possibly for invitations to events and, if you are already our customer, for our customer email. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by email if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or registration in this respect, which may be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offering or changes to the technical conditions.

  1. Legal basis for processing personal data

The legal basis for processing personal data is the user’s given consent in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6(1)(1) GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this privacy policy or as required by law. In addition, you can contact Newsletter2Go and request the erasure of your data.

  1. Withdrawal of consent and removal option

You have the right to withdraw your consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
You can withdraw your consent to the storage of the data, as well as their use for the dispatch of the newsletter by Newsletter2Go at any time. You may exercise your right of withdrawal at any time by sending an email to Newsletter2Go or by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter. Further information on the objection and removal options with regard to Newsletter2Go can be found at:
https://www.newsletter2go.de/datenschutz/

This privacy policy has been created with the assistance of DataGuard.

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