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Data protection

We are very pleased that you are interested in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of Meis Media GmbH. The Meis Media GmbH website can generally be used without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Meis Media GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of the rights to which they are entitled by means of this data protection declaration.

As the controller responsible for the processing, Meis Media GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of Meis Media GmbH is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:

  • a) personal data

    Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). A natural person is considered to be identifiable if, directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more special features, the expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person can be identified.

  • b) data subject

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

  • c) Processing

    Processing is any process carried out with or without the help of automated procedures or any such series of processes in connection with personal data such as collecting, recording, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or changing, reading out, querying, using, disclosure by transmission, distribution or any other form of making available, matching or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

  • d) Restriction of processing

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

  • e) profiling

    Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data, which consists in using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal Analyze or predict that natural person’s preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation.

  • f) Pseudonymization

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

  • g) Controller or data controller

    The person responsible or responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. If the purposes and means of this processing are specified by Union law or the law of the Member States, the person responsible or the specific criteria for his naming can be provided for by Union law or the law of the Member States.

  • h) processors

    Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.

  • i) Recipient

    Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. However, authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union or Member State law are not considered recipients.

  • j) third party

    Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.

  • k) Consent

    Consent is any expression of will voluntarily given by the data subject in an informed manner and unequivocally for the specific case in the form of a declaration or other clear confirmatory action with which the data subject indicates that they consent to the processing of their personal data is.

  1. Name and address of the data controller: The data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other applicable data protection laws in the European Union member states, and other provisions with a data protection character is:

Meis Media GmbH Isestraße 93 20149 Hamburg Germany Tel.: +49 170 524 72 03 Email: info@meis-media.de Website: www.meis-media.de

  1. Cookies: The websites of Meis Media GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an internet browser.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a unique identifier called a cookie ID. A cookie ID is a string of characters that can be used to assign websites and servers to the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows the visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other internet browsers that contain different cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, Meis Media GmbH can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without setting the cookies. Cookies enable us, as mentioned before, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, a user of a website that uses cookies does not have to enter their access data again every time they visit the website because this is taken over by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is a cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart through a cookie.

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

  1. Collection of general data and information: The website of Meis Media GmbH collects a series of general data and information with each visit by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. The following information can be collected: (1) types and versions of browsers used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the subpages accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information used to prevent risks in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, Meis Media GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the ongoing functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyberattack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated statistically by Meis Media GmbH on the one hand and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data The data controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as provided for by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority or another legislator in laws or regulations to which the data controller is subject. If the purpose of storage ceases to exist or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with legal requirements.
 

  1. Rights of the data subject a) Right to confirmation Every data subject has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority to obtain confirmation from the data controller as to whether or not personal data concerning them is being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to confirmation, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

b) Right to access Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority to obtain free information from the data controller at any time about the personal data stored about them and to receive a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulatory Authority has granted the data subject the right to obtain information about the following:

  • The purposes of the processing

  • The categories of personal data being processed

  • The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations

  • If possible, the envisaged duration for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that duration

  • The existence of the right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them or restriction of processing by the data controller or the right to object to such processing

  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

  • If the personal data is not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source

  • The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to know whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

c) Right to rectification Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.


d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten) Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to demand from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning them without undue delay, provided that one of the following reasons applies and the processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

  • The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR, and there is no other legal ground for the processing.

  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.

  • The personal data have been unlawfully processed.

  • The erasure of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.

  • The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by Meis Media GmbH, they may at any time contact an employee of the data controller. The employee of Meis Media GmbH will arrange for the erasure request to be complied with promptly.

If the personal data have been made public by Meis Media GmbH, and if our company as the controller is obliged to erase the personal data pursuant to Article 17(1) of the GDPR, Meis Media GmbH, taking into account available technology and the cost of implementation, will take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the published personal data that the data subject has requested erasure of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The employee of Meis Media GmbH will arrange the necessary measures on a case-by-case basis.

e) Right to restriction of processing Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.

  • The processing is unlawful, and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use.

  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

  • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR, pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the above-mentioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by Meis Media GmbH, they may at any time contact an employee of the data controller. The employee of Meis Media GmbH will initiate the restriction of processing.

f) Right to data portability Every data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning them, which they have provided to a 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 Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR; and

  2. the processing is carried out by automated means.

In exercising this right, the data subject also has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible, and where doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

To exercise the right to data portability, the data subject may contact an employee of Meis Media GmbH at any time.

g) Right to object Every data subject shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to their particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning them which is based on Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

Meis Media GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

Where Meis Media GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning them for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to Meis Media GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, Meis Media GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right to object, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning them by Meis Media GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

To exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of Meis Media GmbH or another employee. The data subject is also free to exercise their right to object in relation to the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by automated means using technical specifications.

h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling Every data subject shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning them or similarly significantly affects them, unless:

  1. the decision is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller;

  2. the decision is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or

  3. the decision is based on the data subject's explicit consent.

In the cases referred to in points (1) and (3), Meis Media GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express their point of view, and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise rights concerning automated individual decision-making, they can contact any employee of the data controller at any time.

 

i) Right to withdraw consent Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to withdraw consent to the processing of their personal data at any time. If the data subject wishes to exercise their right to withdraw consent, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

  1. Privacy policy regarding the use of Facebook The data controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network. A social network is an online platform operated on the Internet that allows users to communicate and interact with each other in the virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences or enable the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook allows users of the social network, among other things, to create private profiles, upload photos, and establish connections through friend requests. The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, the data controller responsible for processing personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) is integrated, is accessed, the Internet browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US. As part of this technical process, Facebook is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject. If the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our website which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Like" button, or if the data subject submits a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores this personal data. Facebook receives information through the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time as they access our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of this information to Facebook is not desired by the data subject, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Facebook account before accessing our website. The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing, and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains the privacy settings Facebook offers to protect the data subject's privacy. In addition, various applications are available that allow the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

8. Privacy policy regarding the use of Facebook The data controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network. A social network is an online platform operated on the Internet that allows users to communicate and interact with each other in the virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences or enable the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook allows users of the social network, among other things, to create private profiles, upload photos, and establish connections through friend requests. The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, the data controller responsible for processing personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) is integrated, is accessed, the Internet browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US. As part of this technical process, Facebook is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject. If the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our website which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Like" button, or if the data subject submits a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores this personal data. Facebook receives information through the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time as they access our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of this information to Facebook is not desired by the data subject, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Facebook account before accessing our website. The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing, and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains the privacy settings Facebook offers to protect the data subject's privacy. In addition, various applications are available that allow the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

11. Privacy Policy regarding the use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The data controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service that collects, compiles, and analyzes data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analytics service captures data such as the referrer (the website from which the user accessed the website), the accessed subpages of the website, and the frequency and duration of page views. Web analytics is primarily used for optimizing a website and analyzing the cost-effectiveness of internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

The data controller uses the additional code "_gat._anonymizeIp" for web analytics through Google Analytics. By using this code, Google shortens and anonymizes the IP address of the user's internet connection when accessing our website from a member state of the European Union or another contracting state to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze visitor traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information to evaluate the usage of our website, compile online reports that show the activities on our web pages, and provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on the user's information technology system. The concept of cookies has been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the usage of our website. With each visit to an individual page of this website, which is operated by the data controller and has a Google Analytics component integrated, the internet browser on the user's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the user, which serves, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently enable commission settlements.

The cookie stores personal information such as the access time, the location from which access originated, and the frequency of visits to our website by the user. Each time our web pages are accessed, this personal data, including the IP address of the user's internet connection, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored and processed by Google in the United States of America. Google may disclose this personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

The user can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time, as explained above, by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used, and thus object permanently to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the user's information technology system. Furthermore, cookies already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

The user also has the option to object to the collection of data generated by Google Analytics regarding the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do so, the user must download and install a browser add-on at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics through JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered an objection by Google. If the user's information technology system is deleted, formatted, or reinstalled at a later point, the user must reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the user or any other person within their sphere of control, there is the option to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

Further information and the applicable privacy policies of Google can be accessed at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html. More detailed explanations about Google Analytics can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/.

 


Privacy Policy regarding the use and integration of Google+ The data controller has integrated the Google+ button as a component on this website. Google+ is a social network. A social network is an online community or social meeting place operated on the Internet that allows users to communicate and interact with each other in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for sharing opinions and experiences or enable the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Google+ allows users of the social network, among other things, to create private profiles, upload photos, and connect with others through friend requests. The operator of Google+ is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland. Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, is accessed, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Google+ button to download a display of the corresponding Google+ button from Google. As part of this technical process, Google becomes aware of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. More detailed information about Google+ can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/. If the person concerned is logged in to Google+ at the same time, Google recognizes with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on our website which specific subpage of our website the person concerned visits. This information is collected by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the person concerned. If the person concerned activates one of the Google+ buttons integrated on our website and thus makes a Google+1 recommendation, Google assigns this information to the personal Google+ user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data. Google stores the Google+1 recommendation of the person concerned and makes it publicly available in accordance with the terms and conditions accepted by the person concerned. A Google+1 recommendation made by the person concerned on this website is subsequently stored and processed together with other personal data, such as the name of the Google+1 account used by the person concerned and the photo stored in it, in other Google services, for example, the search engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the person concerned, or in other places, such as websites or in connection with advertisements. Furthermore, Google is able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored by Google. Google also records this personal information for the purpose of improving or optimizing the various services provided by Google. Via the Google+ button, Google receives information that the person concerned has visited our website whenever the person concerned is logged in to Google+ at the time of accessing our website, regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Google+ button or not. If the transmission of personal data to Google is not desired by the person concerned, they can prevent such transmission by logging out of their Google+ account before accessing our website. Further information and the applicable privacy policies of Google can be accessed at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. Further information from Google regarding the Google+1 button can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

14. Data Protection Provisions on the Use of Instagram The data controller has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform, allowing users to share photos and videos and also distribute such data in other social networks.

The operating company for Instagram services is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

By accessing any of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) is integrated, the internet browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Instagram component to download a representation of the corresponding Instagram component. As part of this technical process, Instagram becomes aware of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject, and for the entire duration of their stay on our website, which specific subpage the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Instagram component and associated with the respective Instagram account of the data subject by Instagram. If the data subject clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted with it will be associated with and stored and processed by Instagram in the personal Instagram user account of the data subject.

Instagram always receives information through the Instagram component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Instagram at the time of accessing our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the data subject does not want such information to be transmitted to Instagram, they can prevent this by logging out of their Instagram account before accessing our website.

Further information and the applicable privacy policy of Instagram can be accessed at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

 

  1. Data Protection Provisions on the Use of LinkedIn The data controller has integrated components of LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and establish new business connections. Over 400 million registered individuals use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. Therefore, LinkedIn is currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible for data protection matters outside the USA.

Each time our website, equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plugin), is accessed, this component prompts the browser used by the data subject to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component. Further information about LinkedIn plugins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn obtains information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged into LinkedIn, LinkedIn recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject, for the entire duration of their stay on our website, which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and associated by LinkedIn with the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data subject activates a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

LinkedIn always receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into LinkedIn at the time of accessing our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want such information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, they can prevent this by logging out of their LinkedIn account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn provides the option to unsubscribe from email messages, SMS messages, and targeted advertisements, as well as manage ad settings, at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls. LinkedIn also utilizes partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame, who may set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable privacy policy of LinkedIn can be accessed at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The cookie policy of LinkedIn can be accessed at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

 

  1. Data Protection Provisions on the Use of Myspace The data controller has integrated components of Myspace LLC on this website. Myspace is a social network, which is an online community and social gathering place operated on the internet that usually enables users to communicate and interact with each other in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for sharing opinions and experiences or allow the online community to provide personal or business-related information. Myspace allows users of the social network to create user profiles, including photos and videos, blogs, or groups, among other features.

The operating company of Myspace is Myspace LLC, 6100 Center Drive, Suite 800, 90045 Los Angeles, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, operated by the data controller and containing a Myspace component (Myspace plugin), is accessed, the respective Myspace component prompts the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject to download a representation of the corresponding Myspace component from Myspace. More information about Myspace can be found at https://myspace.com. As part of this technical process, Myspace obtains information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged into Myspace, Myspace recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject, for the entire duration of their stay on our website, which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Myspace component and associated by Myspace with the respective Myspace account of the data subject. If the data subject activates a Myspace button integrated on our website, Myspace assigns this information to the personal Myspace user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Myspace always receives information via the Myspace component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into Myspace at the time of accessing our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Myspace component or not. If the data subject does not want such information to be transmitted to Myspace, they can prevent this by logging out of their Myspace account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by Myspace, which can be accessed at https://myspace.com/pages/privacy, provides information on the collection, processing, and use of personal data by Myspace.

 

  1. Data Protection Provisions on the Use of Pinterest The data controller has integrated components of Pinterest Inc. on this website. Pinterest is a social network, which is an online community and social gathering place operated on the internet that usually enables users to communicate and interact with each other in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for sharing opinions and experiences or allow the online community to provide personal or business-related information. Pinterest allows users of the social network, among other things, to publish image collections, individual images, and descriptions on virtual pinboards (referred to as "pinning"), which can then be shared (referred to as "repinning") or commented on by other users.

The operating company of Pinterest is Pinterest Europe Ltd., Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, operated by the data controller and containing a Pinterest component (Pinterest plugin), is accessed, the respective Pinterest component prompts the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject to download a representation of the corresponding Pinterest component from Pinterest. More information about Pinterest can be found at https://pinterest.com. As part of this technical process, Pinterest obtains information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged into Pinterest, Pinterest recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject, for the entire duration of their stay on our website, which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Pinterest component and associated by Pinterest with the respective Pinterest account of the data subject. If the data subject activates a Pinterest button integrated on our website, Pinterest assigns this information to the personal Pinterest user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Pinterest always receives information via the Pinterest component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into Pinterest at the time of accessing our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Pinterest component or not. If the data subject does not want such information to be transmitted to Pinterest, they can prevent this by logging out of their Pinterest account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by Pinterest, which can be accessed at https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy, provides information on the collection, processing, and use of personal data by Pinterest.

 

  1. Data Protection Provisions on the Use of SlideShare The data controller has integrated SlideShare components on this website. LinkedIn SlideShare is a file hosting service that allows users to share and archive presentations and other documents such as PDF files, videos, and webinars. The file hosting service allows users to upload media content in various common formats, with the option to make the documents publicly accessible or mark them as private.

The operating company of SlideShare is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

LinkedIn SlideShare provides embed codes for the media content (presentations, PDF files, videos, photos, etc.) stored on their platform. Embed codes are program codes that are embedded in websites with the aim of displaying external content on the website. Embed codes allow content to be displayed on a website without storing it on the server, potentially infringing on the reproduction rights of the respective content creator. Another advantage of using an embed code is that the website operator doesn't use their own storage space, thereby relieving their own server. An embed code can be inserted at any location on another website, allowing external content to be inserted within the text. The purpose of using LinkedIn SlideShare is to relieve our server and avoid copyright infringements while utilizing external content.

Each time our website, equipped with a SlideShare component (embed codes), is accessed, this component prompts the user's browser to download embedded data from SlideShare. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn obtains information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged into SlideShare, SlideShare recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject, for the entire duration of their stay on our website, which specific subpage the data subject visits. This information is collected by SlideShare and associated with the respective SlideShare account of the data subject by LinkedIn.

LinkedIn receives information via the SlideShare component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into SlideShare at the time of accessing our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the embedded media data or not. If the data subject does not want such information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, they can prevent this by logging out of their SlideShare account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame, which may set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable privacy policy of LinkedIn can be accessed at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

 

  1. Data Protection Provisions on the Use of Tumblr The data controller has integrated components from Tumblr on this website. Tumblr is a platform that allows users to create and operate a blog. A blog is a publicly accessible portal typically hosted on a website where one or more individuals, known as bloggers or web bloggers, can post articles or express thoughts in blog posts. On a Tumblr blog, users can publish and distribute various content such as text, images, links, and videos in the digital space. Furthermore, Tumblr users can incorporate content from other websites into their own blog.

The operating company of Tumblr is Oath (EMEA) Limited, 5-7 Point Square, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, operated by the data controller and integrated with a Tumblr component (Tumblr button), is accessed, the web browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Tumblr component to download a representation of the corresponding Tumblr component from Tumblr. Further information about the Tumblr buttons can be found at https://www.tumblr.com/buttons. As part of this technical process, Tumblr becomes aware of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject. The purpose of integrating the Tumblr component is to enable our users to disseminate the content of this website, promote this website in the digital world, and increase our visitor numbers.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged into Tumblr, Tumblr recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject, for the entire duration of their stay on our website, which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Tumblr component and associated with the respective Tumblr account of the data subject by Tumblr. If the data subject clicks on one of the Tumblr buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted with it are assigned to the personal Tumblr user account of the data subject, stored, and processed by Tumblr.

Tumblr receives information via the Tumblr component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into Tumblr at the time of accessing our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Tumblr component or not. If the data subject does not want such information to be transmitted to Tumblr, they can prevent this by logging out of their Tumblr account before accessing our website.

The applicable privacy policy of Tumblr can be accessed at https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy.

  1. Data Protection Provisions on the Use of Twitter The data controller has integrated components from Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual publicly accessible microblogging service where users can publish and disseminate short messages called tweets, which are limited to 280 characters. These tweets can be accessed by anyone, including individuals who are not registered with Twitter. However, the tweets are also displayed to the followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow the tweets of a user. Furthermore, Twitter allows reaching a broad audience through the use of hashtags, links, or retweets.

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, operated by the data controller and integrated with a Twitter component (Twitter button), is accessed, the web browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a representation of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. Further information about the Twitter buttons can be found at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter becomes aware of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to disseminate the content of this website, promote this website in the digital world, and increase our visitor numbers.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged into Twitter, Twitter recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject, for the entire duration of their stay on our website, which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of the data subject by Twitter. If the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted with it are assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject, stored, and processed by Twitter.

Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into Twitter at the time of accessing our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not want such information to be transmitted to Twitter, they can prevent this by logging out of their Twitter account before accessing our website.

The applicable privacy policy of Twitter can be accessed at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.

 

  1. Data Protection Provisions on the Use of Xing The data controller has integrated components from Xing on this website. Xing is an internet-based social network that allows users to connect with existing business contacts and establish new business contacts. Individual users can create a personal profile on Xing, and companies can create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

The operating company of Xing is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, operated by the data controller and integrated with a Xing component (Xing plugin), is accessed, the web browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. Further information about the Xing plugins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing becomes aware of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged into Xing, Xing recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject, for the entire duration of their stay on our website, which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Xing component and associated with the respective Xing account of the data subject by Xing. If the data subject clicks on one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, such as the "Share" button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Xing receives information via the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into Xing at the time of accessing our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not want such information to be transmitted to Xing, they can prevent this by logging out of their Xing account before accessing our website.

The data protection provisions published by Xing, which can be accessed at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information on the collection, processing, and use of personal data by Xing. Furthermore, Xing has published privacy information for the XING Share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

 

  1. Data Protection Provisions on the Use of YouTube The data controller has integrated components from YouTube on this website. YouTube is an internet video portal that allows video publishers to upload video clips for free, and enables other users to view, rate, and comment on these videos also free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete films and TV shows, as well as music videos, trailers, or user-generated videos, can be accessed through the online portal.

The operating company of YouTube is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, operated by the data controller and integrated with a YouTube component (YouTube video), is accessed, the web browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google become aware of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged into YouTube, YouTube recognizes, with the visit to a subpage containing a YouTube video, which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and associated with the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into YouTube at the time of accessing our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want such information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, they can prevent this by logging out of their YouTube account before accessing our website.

The data protection provisions published by YouTube, which can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information on the collection, processing, and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

 

  1. Legal basis of processing

Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, such as processing operations required for the delivery of goods or the provision of services or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR. The same applies to processing operations necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures, such as inquiries regarding our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation that requires the processing of personal data, such as fulfilling tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(c) of the GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor in our premises were to be injured and as a result, their name, age, health insurance data, or other vital information would need to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital, or other third parties. In such a situation, the processing would be based on Article 6(1)(d) of the GDPR.

Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. This legal basis applies to processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases, provided that the processing is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights, and freedoms of the data subject override such interests. Such processing operations are particularly permitted to us because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, the legislator considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the data controller (Recital 47, sentence 2 of the GDPR).

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

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, our legitimate interest is the conduct of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and shareholders.

  1. Duration for which the personal data will be stored

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

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

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data may be required by law (e.g., tax regulations) or may result from contractual obligations (e.g., information about the contractual partner).

In some cases, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data in order to enter into a contract with us. The data subject may be obliged, for example, to provide us with personal data when our company enters into a contract with them. Failure to provide the personal data would result in the contract with the data subject not being concluded.

Before providing personal data, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what consequences would arise from the non-provision of personal data.

  1. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not engage in automated decision-making or profiling.

This privacy policy was created using the privacy policy generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, working as an external data protection officer in Munich, in collaboration with privacy lawyer Christian Solmecke.

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